EAST DONYLAND / ROWHEDGE
Newspaper Articles - Property Sales and Auctions
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 14 January 1764 - “To be SOLD by AUCTION, (By Henry Lodge) On Wednesday and Thursday, the 18th and 19th of January instant, at the late Dwelling House of Robert Martin, Esq; at Rowhedge, near Colchester, in Essex.
His HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE; Consisting of Kitchen-Furniture of all Kinds, four-post and other Bedsteads, with Cotton, Harrateen, and Cheney Furniture, with good Feather-Beds and Bedding; some very good Mahogany Chairs & Settees; ditto in Walnut-tree; Pier, Chimney, and Swing-Glasses, in gilt and other Frames; Chests of Drawers and other Chamber-Furniture; an eight-day Clock, by Buffet; two very good Marble-Tables, on Mahogany Frames; a Brewing Copper, with Brewing Utensils compleat, and sundry other Things.
Also a very good and fashionable Post-Chariot with Harness compleat, and a Pair of Black Coach Geldings.
The Sale to begin at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon.”
Colchester clockmaker John Buffet’s premises were in Gutter Street.
Harrateen was an English fabric of linen or wool used chiefly for curtains and bed hangings in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 4 February 1764 - “To be LETT and Enter’d upon immediately, At EAST DONYLAND, (otherwise ROWHEDGE) three Miles from Colchester, in Essex.
THE Dwelling-House of ROBERT MARTIN, Esq; lately deceased, being a handsome Brick-fronted, sashed House, pleasantly situated near the River Colne; with Fish-Ponds, and a very good Garden walled in, and planted with the choicest Fruit-Trees, now in their Prime; also a Coach-House, Stable, and every other Convenience fitting for a Gentleman’s Family; likewise a few Acres of Pasture-Land lying contiguous to the said House.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. John Kirby at the Hythe in Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 12 April 1766 - “ESSEX. To Be LETT and Enter’d upon immediately, At EAST DONYLAND, three Miles from Colchester, in Essex. THE Dwelling-house of the late ROBERT MARTIN, Esq; (pleasantly situated near the River Colne) with Fish-ponds and a Garden walled in, and planted with the choicest Fruit trees; a Stable, Coach-house, and six Acres of very good pasture Land adjoining the said House; also a large and commodious Key for shipping and landing Goods, before the said House. [Also property in Tollesbury]. For further Particulars, of both Houses, enquire of Mr. John Kirby at the Custom-house in Colchester.”
The property was again advertised in July of the following year.
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 4 July 1767 - “To be LETT and Enter’d upon Immediately, At ROWHEDGE, in the Parish of East Donyland, three Miles from Colchester, in Essex.
A Very good and convenient SHIP-YARD and KEY, with proper Accomodations for building or repairing Ships and Vessels, from the smallest Burthen up to 300 Tons.
Also to be let & enter’d upon immediately, at the same Place, A very good GRANARY, and COAL-HOUSE which will hold near one hundred Chalders of Coals.
For further Particulars enquire of Mr. John Kirby at the Custom House in Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 25 May 1771 - “To Be SOLD by Auction, (By NATHANIEL BARLOW) On WEDNESDAY next, the 29th May, 1771. ALL the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, CHINA, &c. of Mr. CRISPIN WRIGHT, at the Ship in the Parish of St. Lawrence, East Donyland, commonly called Row-Hedge, near Colchester, consisting of Bedsteads with their Furnitures, Feather-Beds, Blankets, Quilts, Tables, Chairs, Chests of Drawers, Bureaus, Pier and Dressing-Glass, a very good draw-up Clock, a wind up jack, a kitchen Coal-Range and a Crane, a Washing-Copper & good Boilers, with sundry other Sorts of other Furniture.
The Sale to begin at Eleven o’Clock in the Forenoon.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 5 July 1783 - “To Be SOLD by AUCTION By TIMOTHY WALFORD, On WEDNESDAY, July 9, between the hours of One and Four o’clock in the afternoon, at the sign of the SHIP in East Donyland.
SEVERAL Free and Copyhold HOUSES; likewise Four small FIELDS, containing about four acres, lying and being in East Donyland aforesaid.
For particulars enquire of Wm. Kendall, of Kelvedon in Essex, or T. Walford, Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 6 October 1787 - “To be SOLD by AUCTION By TIMOTHY WALFORD, On MONDAY the 8th October, 1787, at the Ship-yard, at Row-hedge, near Colchester, ABOUT 200 Lots of Oak Scantling, Listing, slabs, plank ends, tops, and butts. With sundry pieces of clean rift, very suitable for lath renders, coopers, &c. The sale to begin at Ten o’clock, on account of the number of lots.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 8 August 1789 - “To be SOLD, A Copyhold ESTATE, situate in the Street in East Donyland, near Colchester; consisting of two lower rooms in the front, two chambers, and two garrets; one back room, one chamber, kitchen, and pantries; a good pump, two oyster-pits, packing house, and a quay; moderately assessed to the land-tax, and now in the occupation of John Everet and others; For further particulars enquire of Mr. Isaac Potter of East Donyland, who will shew the premises; or of Wm. Rolle at Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 5 September 1789 - “To be SOLD by AUCTION By BARLOW and BUNNELL, At the CUPS, Colchester, On SATURDAY, Sept. 19, at Twelve o’clock, A Copyhold Messuage, situate at Rowhedge, within Three miles of Colchester, in the occupation of Mr. Potter, and Two other tenants, at the yearly rent of Eight Pounds. For particulars enquire of the auctioneers.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 26 September 1795 - “To be SOLD or LET, THE following valuable ESTATES, lately occupied by Mr. JOHN THURSTAN, of Colchester, merchant, advantageously situated for carrying on an extensive corn, coal, iron, and timber trade, comprising all those leasehold coal and coke yards, with the coke oven, and the new erected and commodious brick and timber corn granaries, situate at the Hythe Bridge in Colchester, on the eastern side of the river, with a small tenement or cottage adjoining.
A handsome Freehold Brick’d Dwelling House, newly erected, with suitable outhouses, and a large garden, walled and planted with choice fruit trees.
A Freehold Quay and Ship Builder’s Yard, and a Warehouse, at Rowhedge, on the river Colne, about 2 miles and a half from the above premises, where a ship of 12 feet draft of water may deliver her cargo along-side of the Quay.
The whole compleat and eligible for any person desirous of carrying on the above-mentioned businesses, who may be accommodated, at a fair valuation, with Two coal barges, which have been used in the said trade. For further particulars apply to the said John Thurstan, or Wm. Francis, attorney, Colchester; or to Rich. Mount, Esq. Wapping Dock, London.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 3 November 1804 - “EAST DONYLAND, ESSEX, To be SOLD by AUCTION, By H. HUTTON, On the Premises, On Monday, the 5th of Nov, 1804, ALL the Live and Dead Farming Stock, Brewing utensils, and household furniture, of Mr. JOHN LARGE, deceased, on Donyland Heath, near Colchester; comprising 2 capital cart mares, a sow, 10 pigs, a small stack of hay, tumbrel, ploughs, harrows, double tom, horse dew rake, horse roll, cart and plough traice, thiller’s gears, brewing copper, mash tub, guile tubs, good beer casks, and implements in husbandry. The household furniture consists of bedsteads with their furnitures, mahogany tables, chairs, chests of drawers, an 8-day clock, wainscot bureau, coal range, kitchen requisites, and many other articles. Catalogues may be had in due time, at the principal Inns in Colchester, of the Auctioneer, and at the place of sale. Sale to begin at Ten o’clock.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 22 March 1806 - “Tuesday last died, Mr. Samuel Cooke, of Rowhedge, near Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 26 April 1806 - “EAST DONYLAND, ESSEX. MODERN HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c. To be SOLD by AUCTION By BUNNELL and JACKSON, On Monday, May 12, 1806, and following Day, at the late Dwelling-house of Mr. SAMUEL COOK, dec. by Order of his Executors.
ALL the genuine Household Furniture, Plate, Linen, china, brewing and dairy utensils, and the farming live and dead stock. The household furniture, &c. comprises handsome 4-post and tent bedsteads, with cotton, dimity, and other furnitures, excellent goose featherbeds, mattrasses, and beding, neat mahogany nail’d-over, loose-seat, and fancy chairs, mahogany dining, card, and Pembroke tables, pier and dressing glasses, handsome Wilton carpet, 3½ yards by 4, ditto, 4 yards by 4, a beautiful Japan’d and gold cabinet, neat chest of drawers, handsome mahogany bureau, an easy chair, cotton cover, an 18-inch iron chest, a neat tea and coffee urn, 2 handsome 8-day table clocks, a 24-hour ditto, a painted floor cloth, 4 yards by 3½, 13 yards of ½-ell patent floor cloth, a neat gun, a shore ditto, 3 bolts of sail cloth; brewing and washing coppers, mash and guile tubs, sweet beer casks, 3 water butts, barrel churn, milk stand; with kitchen and culinary articles.
Farming and out-door stock consist of a capital cart horse and mare, a chestnut ditto 6 years old, fit for gig or saddle, 2 milch cows in calf, harvest wagon, a tumbrel with iron arms, sled wheel ditto, ton cart ditto, 2 strong wheel ploughs, a gang of 4 harrows, 1-horse roll, score of hurdles, single horse chaise and harness, a neat taxed cart and handsome set of plated harness, new; excellent cart and plough traces, thillers geers and farming implements; about 2 tons of clover hay, and about 60 loads of rotten muck, sundry pieces of old scantling, 162 feet of oak ditto (new) 6 inches square, 18 small oak whips, 6 short pieces of oak, and a variety of useful articles, as will be expressed in catalogues, to be had at the inns in the neighbourhood, place of sale, and of the Auctioneers, Colchester. The Furniture to be sold the first day. Sale to begin at Ten o’clock.”
ALSO- “EAST DONYLAND, ESSEX. Desirable Freehold and Copyhold Estates, To be SOLD by AUCTION By BUNNELL and JACKSON, On Wednesday the 14th Day of May, 1806, At Eleven o’clock in the forenoon, In Four Lots, on the Premises,
Lot 1. A Valuable Copyhold Estate of Inheritance, comprising a substantial brick-built mansion house (almost new), the late residence of Mr. Samuel Cook, merchant, deceased; containing 3 parlours on the ground floor, neatly fitted up, 2 kitchens, a brew-house, stable for 3 horses, and chaise-house, a large court-yard inclosed with a lofty brick wall, about 70 rods of excellent garden ground planted with choice fruit trees, and a neat flower garden in front, together with the use of the quay opposite the house, for lading and unlading all manner of goods, without paying any wharfage or other compensation whatever.
This estate is pleasantly situated on the south side of the river Colne, nearly opposite Wivenhoe, commanding pleasing and extensive views, is well supplied with water, and perfectly adapted for the residence of any person wishing to carry on an extensive trade, and possession may be had immediately.
Lot 2. A Freehold Messuage, divided into Two Tenements, in good repair, now in the occupation of Daniel Cole and Robert Carter, tenants at will, with a good barn, and 4 acres (more or less) of arable and pasture land.
N.B. Immediate possession may be had of the barn and land.
Lot 3. Two newly-erected Copyhold Tenements or Cottages, and a Butcher’s Shop, in the occupation of the widow Huggins and Thomas Clarke, tenants at will.
Lot 4. Two substantial Copyhold Messuages, situate behind lot 1. in good repair; each of them consisting of a keeping-room, large kitchen, and 2 bed rooms, with about 6 rods of excellent garden ground, now in the occupation of John Smith and John Clarke, tenants at will.
The above-mentioned estates are all situated at Rowhedge, in the parish of East Donyland aforesaid, about 3 miles from Colchester. Lots 1, 3, and 4 are holden of the manor of East Donyland. Fine at the will of the Lord.
Printed particulars and conditions of sale may be had in due time, of Mr. J.G. Sarjeant, solicitor, or the Auctioneers, Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 13 September 1806 - “By LINTON and LAVALLIN, On Monday, the 22nd Day of September, 1806, at Four o’clock in the Afternoon, at the Red Lion Inn, in Colchester, (in one or more lots, as may be determined upon at the place of sale,)
A Desirable Copyhold Estate of Inheritance, holden of the Manor of East Donyland, in the county of Essex; consisting of a substantial modern brick-fronted dwelling-house, the late residence of Mr. SAMUEL COOK, merchant, dec.; containing, on the ground floor, 3 parlours and 2 kitchens; above, 4 excellent sleeping rooms and dressing room, with brewhouse, stabling for 3 horses; chaise-house, dove-house, dairy, and cow-house, a good paved yard, inclosed by a handsome brick wall, large garden, well stock’d with fruit trees, containing ¼ of an acre; and opposite the house (separated only by the street) is a neat flower-garden, wall’d-in, which is close to the river Colne, and is particularly well adapted for a coal or timber yard, together with the use of the quay adjoining, for lading or unlading all manner of goods without paying any wharfage or other compensation whatsoever.
The Land-tax is redeemed.
N.B. The premises may be viewed, and conditions of sale had in due time, by application to the Auctioneers, Colchester.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 26 December 1807 - “To MERCHANTS and MALSTERS, To be SOLD by AUCTION, By JAMES WILD, At the White Hart Inn, Colchester, on Wednesday the 20th day of January, 1808, between the hours of 12 and 2 o’clock, (with immediate possession),
A Capital Brick-built Malting, with Two working floors, 3 drying kilns, and other necessary appurtenances, all in excellent repair, and capable of making upwards of 200 quarters of malt per week, most advantageously situate in the parish of East Donyland, in the county of Essex, at the banks of the navigable river Colne, between 2 and 3 miles distant from the market town of Colchester, together with a large yard and wharf, with depth of water for vessels of 150 tons burthen.
Also, an extensive range of Granaries and Warehouses, in good repair, on the opposite side of the river, in the parish of Wivenhoe, with a wharf in front of the same.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be had in due time at the place of sale, and principal inns in the neighbourhood; of Mr. J.G. Sarjeant, solicitor, Colchester; Messrs. Hansen and Birch, solicitors, No.6, Chancery-lane, London; and of the Auctioneer, at Woodbridge, in Suffolk.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 23 July 1808 - “DONYLAND PLACE, near COLCHESTER, Genteel RESIDENCE & desirable FARM, With Immediate Possession, To be SOLD by AUCTION By HAWES and FENTON, At the White Hart Inn, in Colchester, On Tuesday the 26th day of July, 1808, at Twelve o’clock at noon.
A Very valuable Freehold Estate, called DONYLAND PLACE, situate in the parish of East Donyland, in the county of Essex, within about 3 miles of Colchester, and one mile of Rowhedge, on the edge of the navigable river Colne; consisting of a very comfortable farm house, and upwards of 160 acres of good land, nearly 40 acres of which are meadow. The house is in good repair, being recently fitted up, and comprises a cellar, a parlour, drawing room, kitchen, store room, several good and airy chambers, &c. with a pleasant and rural garden adjoining the house. The outbuildings consist of 2 barns, one very lately built, 2 stables, granary, and chaise house, dairy, brew-house, and other convenient places. The whole of which have for about 14 years past been in the occupation of the proprietor, Mr. Joseph Ashwell, lately deceased.
The situation of the Estate is very favourable for procuring manure, and for the sale of the produce of the land.
Part of the Estate is subject to the payment of a small quit rent, as a consideration for an unlimited right of commage, on Donyland Heath.
All Timber and Pollards and also the Fallows, must be taken by a separate appraisement.
The purchaser of the farm will be allowed to take the growing crops, and also all the live and dead stock, by valuation, if he pleases.
The premises may be viewed by applying to the farming man on the spot.
For further particulars apply to John Hall, Esq. No.6 Circus, Tower Hill, London; to Mr. Ashwell, Botolph-street, Colchester; to the Auctioneers, and to Mr. Daniell, Solicitor, Headgate, Colchester, at whose office a plan of the estate may be seen.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 18 June 1814 - “Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, bearing date the 28th day of February, 1814, made in a cause, wherein THOMAS PAIN, and SALLY his WIFE are plaintiffs, and SARAH COOK and others are defendants, the creditors of SAMUEL COOK, late of Rowhedge, in the parish of East Donyland, in the county of Essex, oyster merchant, (who died in the month of March, 1806) are forthwith to come in and prove their debts before Samuel Compton Cox, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Chambers, in Southampton Buildings, Chancery-lane, London, or in default thereof they will be excluded the benefit of the said decree. J.E. TARRANT, Solicitor.”
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL - 21 April 1827 - TO BREWERS, INNKEEPERS, PUBLICANS, & OTHERS, THIRD SALE OF THE VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT COLCHESTER BREWERY ESTATE, OF JOHN BAWTREE, Esq. COSISTING OF SIXTY INNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES.... At the Angel Inn, Colchester, On Wednesday, the 2nd of May, at Twelve o’clock, by order of the Proprietor, who is retiring from Business....” Among the thirteen properties sold on this day was the Ship, East Donyland.
THE SUFFOLK CHRONICLE - 17 March 1832 - “ESSEX, IN THE TOWN AND PORT OF COLCHESTER, AND AT EAST DONYLAND, Within 3 Miles of the same, Valuable and extensive Malting, PUBLIC-HOUSE, GRANARIES, WHARF, COTTAGES, AND MERCANTILE PREMISES, Equally eligible for Occupation or Investment.
MR. W.W. SIMPSON Is directed to SELL, by AUCTION, at the Mart, LONDON, on Monday, the 26th of March, at 12 o’clock, IN FOUR LOTS, VERY Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY, most desirably situate of the Banks of the River Colne, in the Port of Colchester, and at East Donyland. It consists of a Malting with two floors, cistern to wet 110 quarters, four drying kilns, malt, barley, and screening rooms, to contain 900 quarters of grain; an extensive coal yard, wharf, and dock, with a frontage to the river of 138 feet.
This is one of the most extensive Maltings in the kingdom. It is brick-built and tiled, and strongly timbered, and, from its contiguity to the river, an easy transit for the produce to the London market is afforded. The Ordnance Arms Public House, near the Bridge at the Hythe, with good accommodation, extensive wharf, yard, garden, and stabling. Also a Coal Yard, Wharf, and Granary, Stable for 10 horses, and a smaller Wharf. All let to tenants at will, and eligible for occupation or investment. The Land Tax is redeemed.
May be viewed by leave of the Tenants, and Particulars had at the Rose and Crown, Sudbury; Black Boy, Chelmsford; King’s Head, Maldon; White Hart, Witham; Place of Sale; of Messrs. Druce and Sons, Solicitors, Billiter Square, and of Mr. W.W. Simpson, 24, Bucklersbury, London.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Saturday 30 March 1833 - “VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES AND MERCANTILE PROPERTY, AT THE Port of Colchester, and East Donyland, Essex. TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION, BY Mr. Taylor, By Order of the Commissioner acting under a Fiat of Bankruptcy against Mr. D.O. BLYTH, on TUESDAY the 16th of April, 1833, at the Three Cups Inn, Colchester, at Twelve for One precisely,
THE following VALUABLE and DESIRABLE PROPERTY:-
Lot 1. Hill House, at the Hythe.
Lot 2. A residence, warehouses, storehouse, wharf, St. Leonard’s, Colchester.
Lot 3. Dwelling house at St. Leonard’s.
Lot 4. Blacksmith’s Ship, Carpenter’s Shop, at Barrack St., Colchester.
Lot 5. An extensive and valuable MALTING, with 2 floors 206 feet in length, and 84 feet in width, containing a Cistern to wet 110 quarters, a Barley Chamber for 1000 quarters, 4 Drying Kilns, Malt Shops, Barley and Screening Chambers, in which there is stowage for 900 quarters of grain. A WHARF in front of the Malting 138 feet in length, with a Dock on the south side; a part of the Wharf is converted into a Coal Yard; containing stowage for 500 chaldrons of coals. On the north side of the Malting are 3 COTTAGES, a WHARF, with Work and Boat Builder’s Shops. The Cistern of the Malting is charged by a Reservoir abundantly supplied with fine upland spring water. This is one of the most extensive Maltings in the Kingdom; the situation is eligible, being at East Donyland, within 3 miles of the Town of Colchester, the best Corn Market in the Country, and a fine Barley District; its immediate contiguity to the River Cone affords an easy transit of the produce to the London Market.- This Lot is Land-tax redeemed.
The Property may be viewed, and Tickets had on application to the Auctioneer.
Further Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had 14 days prior to the sale, of Mr. Orton Lucas, 5, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall; of Messrs. Marson and Dadly, Newington Butts; Messrs. Druce and Son, Billeter Square; and of the Auctioneer, Colchester.”
The property had previously been advertised for sale in March 1832. The Maltings was also described as being “brick-built and tiled, and strongly timbered.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 8 June 1838 - “DONYLAND, NEAR COLCHESTER. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr. J. G. Fenn. On Friday, June 15, 1838, at the Ship Inn, Rowhedge, at Four o’clock in the Afternoon, by order of the Executors of the late Mr. DAVID COURT MARTIN, unless previously disposed of by Private Contract, in one or more Lots, as may be decided on at the time of Sale; TWO very desirable Inclosures of LAND, the one being rich and profitable Garden Ground, the other at present uncultivated, but producing Ballast for Shipping, the whole containing 3 Acres, more or less, situate in the immediate vicinity of the populous village of Rowhedge, in the parish of East Donyland, in the county of Essex.
The property forms an eligible site for building, and is close to the New Church of East Donyland.
The Estate is equal to Freehold, being held for an unexpired term of 314 years.
Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Messrs. DANIELL, Colchester, and of the Auctioneer, Ardleigh Rookery.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 15 March 1839 - “TO BRICKMAKERS AND OTHERS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Nathl. Cobb, At the White Lion, Rowhedge, East Donyland, on WEDNESDAY, March 27th, 1839, at Four o’clock in the Afternoon.
THE UNEXPIRED TERM OF FIVE YEARS from Christmas last, of all that capital BRICK KILN, recently erected at considerable expense, with the Brick Field, containing about one Acre and three quarters, with sheds and other requisites for the making of Bricks, situate near the Quay, at Rowhedge, aforesaid, held by James Mothersole and others, on lease, at the Rent of £9 per Annum, and two shillings per thousand for all Bricks made on the premises, and other usual charges.
There is an abundant supply of Brick Earth, plenty of water, which can be led to any part of the field, and the whole is worked at the very smallest expense, being close also to the Quay, and a right of wharfage attached, the Property combines the greatest advantages, and is most strongly recommended to the attention of buyers.
At the same time will be offered for Sale, about 8,000 BRICKS, And a quantity of Draining and other TILES of various sizes.
For further Particulars apply to Mr. MOTHERSOLE, Rowhedge; Mr. W. SALMON COOPER, Solicitor, East Hill; pr the Auctioneer, Head Street, Colchester.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 15 May 1840 - “ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT IN FREEHOLD PREMISES, AT ROWHEDGE Near Colchester and Wivenhoe, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr. J.G. Fenn, On Friday, the 29th day of May, 1840, at the Blue Posts Inn, Colchester, at Three o’clock in the Afternoon, by direction of the Mortgagees with power of Sale, in One or more Lots, as may be determined upon at the time and Place of Sale.
ALL that Brick and Tiled DWELLING-HOUSE, with a small Garden in front, a yard behind, and Shed thereon; now in the several occupations of Taber Cheek, Widow Banks, Philip Scowen, and George Cranfield, at rents amounting to the sum of £22.10. per annum.
Also a Boarded-and-Tiled DOUBLE COTTAGE, adjoining the above, with a valuable Piece of Ground in Front, well calculated for building purposes; now in the several occupations of Isaac Cutt and William Barnard, at rents amounting to £9. 10. per annum.
Also a very valuable Piece of GROUND, in front of the above, 90 feet in length and 50 feet in breadth, immediately adjoining the river Colne, which, at a small expense, would form a very commodious Quay or wharf for the landing of chalk, manure, coal, or any other merchandise; also for shipping corn or goods of any description.
This Property is very advantageously situated in the centre of Rowhedge, and, from its locality and the conveniences for shipping and landing goods, it is well deserving of public attention and competition.
For further particulars apply, personally or by letter (post-paid), to Henry Jackson, Esq., Solicitor, Braintree; Messrs. Church and Sons, Solicitors, Colchester; or the Auctioneer, Rookery, Ardleigh.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 13 November 1840 - “SALE OF ESSEX ESTATES - A freehold estate, situate at Donyland Heath, in the parish of East Donyland, distinguished as Donyland Place, consisting of 161A. 2R. 30P. of arable, pasture, and meadow land; let at £200 per annum; land tax, £7. 8s. per annum.- £4,300.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 24 December 1841 - “COTTAGES AT ROWHEDGE, NEAR WIVENHOE, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr. J.G. Fenn, On Monday, December 27th, 1841, at the Ship at Launch Public House, at Rowhedge, at Three o’clock in the Afternoon, by Directions of the Executors of the late Mr. BARNABAS PETTITT, in 2 Lots.
Lot 1. A Range of Timber and Tiled COTTAGES, well situated in the centre of the Seaport of Rowhedge, which place is much increasing in Business and Population. These Cottages are in the several occupations of Warsp, Brown, Cutts, and Franks, at Rents amounting to £10.5.0. per annum.
Lot 2. A Range of Newly-built Brick and Slated COTTAGES, adjoining Lot 1, and are in the several occupations of Brown, Bunch, and Everett, at Rents amounting to £10.13.0. per annum.
The above are Copyhold of the Manor of East Donyland.
For further Particulars and Conditions of Sale apply to EDWARD DANIELL, Esq., Solicitor, Colchester; or to the Auctioneer, Rookery, Ardleigh.” See the Agricultural section for Pettitt's other property.
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 25 November 1842 - “EAST DONYLAND. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, THREE Substantial Brick Copyhold MESSUAGES, situate on the Quay, at East Donyland, in the occupations of John Turff, Henry Cooke, and Joseph Wade, at Rents amounting to £23.11.0. Land-tax 12s.
For Price and further particulars apply to Mr. BARNES, Solicitor, North Hill, Colchester.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 28 January 1848 - “EAST DONYLAND. CAPITAL INVESTMENT. NINE NEWLY-ERECTED COTTAGES, BRICK BUILT, Pleasantly situated on the Hill, near the village. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Nathaniel Cobb, On Monday, the 28th day of February, 1848, at the Ship Inn, East Donyland, at Four o’clock in the Afternoon, in Nine Lots.
ALL those nine substantial brick-built, and newly-erected COTTAGES, conveniently situated by the roadside, on the hill, a short distance from the village of Rowhedge. The Property offers a very desirable Investment, as the above place is rapidly improving, and must require much more accommodation for the Inhabitants.
The whole Property is estimated at the yearly rent of £54, and is Leasehold for a term, of which rather more than 300 years are unexpired.
There is a well of good Water on the premises.
Particulars may be had of Messrs. Philbrick, Solicitors, Church Street, and of the Auctioneer, 18, Head Street, Colchester.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 5 May 1848 - “DONYLAND, NEAR COLCHESTER. ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, NINE newly-erected and very substantial FREEHOLD HOUSES, near to Rowhedge Street, capable of producing a rental of about 60 guineas per annum, and will be sold to realize a good per centage.
Apply to Messrs. COOK and Sons, Stratford St. Mary and Thorpe.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 5 January 1849 - “EAST DONYLAND, ESSEX. Desirable Bake-Office and Cottages, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY R.G. Craske, At the Prince of Wales Inn, Colchester, on FRIDAY, January 12, 1849, at Four o’clock in the Afternoon, by order of the Mortgagee, under a power of sale, in Three Lots, the following Valuable Properties;-
Lot 1. A VERY Desirable RESIDENCE, BAKE-OFFICE, and Premises, situate in the centre of the village of East Donyland; together with two brick-built COTTAGES adjoining thereto. The bake-office and premises are in the occupation of Mr. R. Pitt, who has carried on an excellent trade there for upwards of fifteen years. The cottages are occupied by Cole and Cansell, at rents amounting to £8.10.0 per annum.
Lot 2. A substantial COTTAGE in excellent repair, situated near the above Lot, in the occupation of Joseph Cole.
Lot 3. Two desirable brick-built COTTAGES, on the opposite side of the street to Lot 2. in the occupation of Mary Blackwell, and one empty.
For further Particulars apply to J.S. Barnes, Esq., Solicitor, North Hill, or to the Auctioneer, Head Street, Colchester.”
THE SUFFOLK CHRONICLE - 28 April 1849 - “TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. ROSS, At the Three Cups Hotel, Colchester, on Saturday, May 12th, 1849, at Four for five o’clock precisely....
Lot2. All that COPYHOLD MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, with the Outhouse and Buildings, thereunto belonging, with their appurtenances, situate near the Bell Inn, in the Parish of st. Giles, Colchester, held on the Manor of Battleshall, otherwise, Battleswick, in East Donyland, in the occupation of Mrs. Baker.
Further Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Mr. Brame, Attorney, or Mr. Ross, Auctioneer and Estate Agent, both of Ipswich.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 27 July 1849 - “EAST DONYLAND, NEAR COLCHESTER. ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT. Nine Newly-Erected Messuages, Brick-built and Tiled, Pleasantly situate on the Hill, near the village. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Messrs. Cook and Sons, At the Three Cups Hotel, Colchester, on MONDAY, July 30th, 1849, at Twelve o’clock at Noon, in one Lot.
A RANGE of FIVE newly erected MESSUAGES, brick-built, situate by the roadside on the hill, a short distance from the Village of Rowhedge, in the occupation of James Balaam, Widow Matthewman, James Baker, and Charles Wade, at rentals amounting to £20 per annum; and the other is at present unoccupied. A range of FOUR MESSUAGES, situate near and similar in every respect to the last mentioned, in the respective occupations of Simon Lawrence, Widow Cutt, and William Nicholls, at rents amounting to £15 per annum, and one Tenement empty.
The above Property offers a very desirable Investment, as they are all newly-erected and in excellent repair. It is Leasehold for a term, of which about 300 years are unexpired. There is a good well of water on the premises.
Further Particulars may be had of F.B. Philbrick, Esq., Solicitor, Colchester; and of Messrs. Cook and Sons, Stratford St. Mary and Thorpe, near Colchester.”
The properties failed to sell and were bought in at £590.
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 26 October 1849 - “EAST DONYLAND, NEAR COLCHESTER, ESSEX. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Henry W. Taylor, At the Lion Inn, Rowhedge, on SATURDAY, October 27th, 1849, at Five o’clock in the Afternoon, by direction of the Proprietor, without reserve.
ALL that substantially brick-built MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, divided into Two Rentaries, situate on the east side of the Street at Rowhedge; now in the several occupations of Dickenson and Bloyce, at yearly rents amounting to £7.
The above Property is held of the Manor of East Donyland. Quit-rent.... 6d.
Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had at the Office of the Auctioneer, 27, High Street, Colchester.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 14 June 1850 - “ROWHEDGE STREET, EAST DONYLAND, ESSEX. To be Sold by Private Contract, By direction of the Mortgagee, under a Power of Sale, either together or in Parcels, 19 COTTAGES, 17 of which are let to respectable Tenants, at rents amounting to £82.12; two untenanted, of the value of £11.10.
The above are Copyhold of the Manor of East Donyland, at a Quit-Rent of 6s; and present a favourable opportunity for an investment.
For particulars apply to Mr. J. Dowsett, Auctioneer and Estate Agent, High Street, Chelmsford.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 23 August 1850 - “EAST DONYLAND - TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Messrs. Cook and Sons, At the Red Lion, Colchester, on Wednesday, September 11th, 1850, at Twelve o’clock at Noon, by direction of the Proprietor, in Lots.
NINE newly-erected brick-built COTTAGE TENEMENTS, situate in Rowhedge Street, East Donyland, producing together a rental of about £45 per annum.
Further particulars in future papers.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 6 September 1850 - “EAST DONYLAND. Newly-Erected Cottage Property, TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION, BY Messrs. Cook and Sons, At the Red Lion Hotel, Colchester, on WEDNESDAY, September 11th, 1850, at Twelve o’clock at Noon, in Two Lots.
Lot 1. A ROW of five substantially brick-built TENEMENTS, in the several occupations of Wisby, Cole, Matthewman, Cutts, and Wade, at rents amounting together to £30 per annum.
Lot 2. A Row of four TENEMENTS, near Lot 1, occupied by Bloss and Webb, and 2 unoccupied; rent, when all are let, £20.
The above have been recently erected, and are situate near Rowhedge Street, East Donyland.
Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be had of Mr. Philbrick, Solicitor, or of Messrs. Cook and Sons, Land Agents, Colchester.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - 28 May 1852 - “THE ROMAN HILL ESTATE SITUATE AT EAST DONYLAND, ABOUT THREE MILES FROM COLCHESTER. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr. J.G. Fenn. On Monday, the 14th of June, 1852, at Two o’clock in the Afternoon, at the Cups Hotel, Colchester, by direction of the Trustees for Sale under the Will of the late DANIEL MUSTARD, Esq.
THE above highly desirable ESTATE; comprising a handsome and modern-built white-brick and sash-fronted Residence, replete with every convenience for the occupation of a genteel family; domestic offices attached, suitable farm buildings, and 52A. Or. 2P., in convenient Inclosures, of good Corn and Grazing LAND. Also two Double Tenement COTTAGES, at a convenient distance from the mansion.
The House, which is approached by a carriage drive, and surrounded by a Garden and Paddock, comprises a portico, entrance hall, lofty dining and drawing rooms, each 16 ft. by 17 ft; study, roomy and well-arranged kitchen, store-room, and butler’s pantry, excellent wine and beer cellars; 4 principal and airy bed-rooms, dressing-room, and 4 attics, all well fitted with closets; attached to the Residence is a dairy, wash and brew house, coal and knife house. The Farm Buildings are convenient for the occupation, the Land is well adapted for growing Roots and Corn and Grazing Stock, and is amply supplied with ornamental and useful timber; the Cottages are convenient for Labourers; the whole is well situated by the road side leading from Colchester to Mersea, only three miles from the former place, and forms a very desirable Occupation for any one requiring a good Residence, with a Small Farming Business, possession of which may be had next Michaelmas.
This Property is Copyhold of the Manor of East Donyland.
To view the same, and for further Particulars and Conditions of Sale, with lithograph plan attached, apply to Mr. G.J. Mayhew, Solicitor, 30, Great George Street, Westminster, London; at the Auction Mart; and of the Auctioneer, Ardleigh Hall, near Colchester.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - 15 April 1853 - “ROWHEDGE, EAST DONYLAND. Freehold Building Sites, Wharfs, Warehouses, and Cottages, also Building Materials, will be Offered by Public Auction early in May.
Particulars in future papers.”
17 December 1852
3 & 6 June 1853
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Wednesday 18 June 1856 - “EAST DONYLAND, NEAR WIVENHOE AND COLCHESTER. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. DAWSON & FENN...Freehold & Leasehold Dwelling-Houses, BUILDING GROUND, And Spacious Ship Yard, with Docks, &c. In the following lots:-
Lot 1. COMPRISES 4 substantial well-built Brick-and-Slated DWELLING-HOUSES, with detached wash-houses and appurtenances, situate by the side of the high road at the entrance to the Village of East Donyland, now in the several occupations of Lay, Brown, Bartholomew, and Pearson, at rents amounting together to £21. (unreadable) per annum; the Landlord paying all out-goings.
Lot. 5. Comprises 2 very substantial Brick-built-and-Slated DWELLING-HOUSES, adjoining Lot. 4, with small yard, detached wash-houses, &c., now in the several occupations of James Simons and William Seaborn, at rents amounting together to £12 per annum; the Landlord paying all out-goings.
[Lot. 4. ...One of two building plots by the side of Lot. 2.... comprising two substantial dwelling houses to the rear of Lot.1.]
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Wednesday 23 May 1860 - “DONYLAND LODGE, NEAR COLCHESTER, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY R.G. Craske, On Thursday, May 31, 1860, THE Modern and Genteel FURNITURE, China, Glass, &c., in the above Residence, which have only been in use about three years; comprising,
In the Dining-Room - Set of mahogany telescope dining-tables, with three shifting leaves; 12 mahogany chairs, with leather seats; handsome mahogany sideboard, &c.
In the Drawing-Room - Handsome chimney glass, chiffonier, couch with loose cover, lounge and other chairs, whatnot, loo table, card table, &c.
In the Bed-Rooms - Four-post and French bedsteads, alva, wool, and hair mattresses, blankets, counterpanes, wardrobes, chests of drawers, washing-stands, toilet sets, dressing glasses, &c.
In the Store-Room - Dinner service, dessert set, breakfast and tea sets, 3 dozen wine glasses, 1 dozen champagne ditto, tumblers, finger glasses, carafes, &c.; 4 dozen table and dessert knives, set of trays, butler’s tray and stand, &c. The usual kitchen requisites, garden roll, &c.
Catalogues may be had in due course, at the Office of the Essex Gazette, and of the Auctioneer, Observatory House, Colchester.
Sale to commence at eleven o’clock.”
THE ESSEX STANDARD - Friday 28 September 1860 - “CABBAGE HALL FARM, DONYLAND, NEAR COLCHESTER, ALL THE LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK, Brewing and Dairy Utensils, and Effects, TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY Mr. Edward Smith, On Monday, October 1st, 1860, by direction of Mr. Edward Fitch, whose lease expires; comprising THREE capital CART MARES and GELDINGS, A very useful Grey Hackney, quiet to ride or drive, Excellent young Milch Cow, forward in calf; 2 Handsome Heifers, Fowls, &c., &c.; Two excellent road and harvest wagons, 3 tumbrels, light gig, excellent 15-coulter corn and seed drill, several wheel and foot ploughs, iron harrows, good two-horse and one-horse rolls, 2 Gardner’s turnip-cutters, Ransome’s chaff-cutter, excellent dressing machine by Woods, sheep troughs, hurdles, and other requisites.
The harness and hand tools are of the usual description, and, with the implements, in good condition, many of these nearly new; and the casks and brewing utensils are very excellent.
Catalogues may be obtained at the Place of Sale, or of Mr. Edward Smith’s Offices, North Hill, Colchester.
Sale to commence at 11 o’clock.”
Coulter - A blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plough that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the ploughshare.