Kent white horse symbol - 9251 Bytes gbflagpolemd.gif - 63006 Bytes

Kent Online Parish Clerks




white cliffs of Dover

Bankrupts, Debtors, Insolvents, Business Dissolutions

Transcribed by Michael Coomber, graciously provided to the Kent OPC for display.
Contributors of additional abstracts are noted by their initials placed in square brackets at the end of the source citation.

19-Dec,
1706
Source:   London Gazette (London, England), December 19, 1706 - December 23, 1706; Issue 4290.
A Commission of Bankrupt being awarded against Peter DREWETT, late of Dartford in Kent, Butcher, and he being declared a Bankrupt: These are to require him to surrender himself to the Commissioners, who will sit on the 30th Instant, and the 6th and 22d of January next, at 10 before Noon, at the Rolls Coffee-house in Chancery-lane.

"
17-Mar,
1709
Source:   London Gazette (London, England), March 17, 1709 - March 21, 1709; Issue 4524.
Whereas the acting Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against Robert EASTERFIELD, late of Hadlow in the County of Kent, Chapman, have certified to the Right Honourable the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, that the said Robert EASTERFIELD hath in all things conform'd himself according to the Directions of the late Acts of Parliament made against Bankrupts: These are to give Notice, that his Certificate will be confirmed as the said Acts direct, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or before the 12th April next.

"
12-Jul,
1712
Source:   London Gazette (London, England), Saturday, July 12, 1712; Issue 5030.
Whereas the acting Commissioners, in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against Roger PANNELL, of Margate, in the Isle of Thannett [sic] in the County of Kent, Maltster, have certified to the Rt. Hon. Simon Lord HARCOURT, Baron of Stanton-Harcourt, Lord-Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain, that he hath in all things conform'd himself to the Directions of the late Acts of Parliament made concerning Bankrupts: this is to give Notice, that his Certificate will be allow'd and confirm'd as the said Acts direct, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary, on or before the 9th of August next.

3-Dec,
1723
Source:   London Gazette Issue 6222 published on the 3 December 1723, p. 5. [SDY]
Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded against John Moore, the Elder, of Rochester, in the County of Kent, Salesman, and he being declared a Bankrupt; is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners on the 12th and 17th Instant, and on the 6th of January.

14-Feb,
1730
Source:   Weekly Journal or British Gazetteer (London, England), Saturday, February 14, 1730; Issue 246.
BANKRUPT: John ASKEW, of Feversham [sic], in the County of Kent, Shopkeeper and Grocer.

31-Jan,
1740
Source:   London Evening Post (London, England), January 31, 1740 - February 2, 1740; Issue 1907.
TO BE SOLD,
     Before the Commissioners, in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded against Thomas VACHER, late of Gravesend in the County of Kent, Vintner, on Friday next, the 8th of February, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, at Guildhall, London, The Falcon Tavern, and other the Freehold and Leasehold Estates of the said Thomas VACHER, situate at Gravesend aforesaid, being together of the clear Value of 80 Pounds.
     Particulars to be had of Mr. Geo. JOHNSON, Attorney, at his Chambers, No. 8, in Cliffords Inn.

30-Aug,
1743
Source:   London Gazette, Tuesday, August 30, 1743; Issue 8254. [SDY]
The following Persons being Prisoners for Debt in Dover Castle, in the County of Kent, hereby give Notice, that they intend to take the Benefit of the late Act of Parliament made in the Sixteenth Year of his present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, at the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in and for the Eastern Division of the said County of Kent, or at the Adjournment thereof, which shall happen next after thirty Days from the Publication hereof, at the Old Castle near the City of Canterbury, viz.

     Richard MASTERS, late of Tenterden in the said County of Kent, Victualler.

     Mary OMER, late of the parish of St. Peter in the Isle of Thanet, in the county of Kent, Widow.

11-Apr,
1761
Source:   London Gazette (London, England), Saturday, April 11, 1761; Issue 10095.
The following Persons being Prisoners for Debt, in the Sheriff of Kent's Prison or Gaol at Maidstone, in and for the County of Kent, do hereby give Notice, That they intend to take the Benefit of an Act of Parliament, passed in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, AN ACT OF RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS, at the next General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in and for the County, Riding, Division, City, Town, Liberty, or Place, or an Adjournment thereof, which shall happen next after THIRTY Days from the FIRST Publication of the under-mentioned Names, viz.

FIRST NOTICE


William ORPIN, formerly of WATERINGBURY, late of ELTHAM, in the County of Kent, Carpenter and Dealer in Timber.

Martha MAJOR, formerly of GOSPORT in the County of Hants, late of GREENWICH in the County of Kent, Widow.

Elias WESTON, formerly of HIMLEY, in the County of Stafford, late of WYE in the County of Kent, Steward.

Stephen CHITTENDEN, formerly of Maidstone, late of St. Paul's DEPTFORD, in the County of Kent, Taylor and Victualler.

Thomas ROE, late of SHEERNESS, in the Parish of Minster, in the Isle of Sheppey in the County of Kent, Servant.

Francis TITMUS, formerly of STRATFORD, in the Parish of Westham, in the County of Essex, late of CRAYFORD, in the County of Kent, Victualler.

John MORRIS, formerly of Dover, late of Gravesend, in the County of Kent, Watch-maker.

James KEMP, formerly of LEEDS, late of ULCOMB, in the County of Kent, Millwright and Miller.

Robert SKINNER, late of WEST MALLING in the County of Kent, Bricklayer.

George DILLEY, late of FARNBOROUGH in the County of Kent, Blacksmith.

Thomas PACK, late of TONBRIDGE WELLS, in the Parish of TONBRIDGE, in the County of Kent, Victualler.

11-Jun,
1776
Source:   London Gazette (London, England), June 11, 1776 - June 15, 1776; Issue 11674.
     The following Persons being Prisoners for Debt, do hereby give Notice, That they intend to take the Benefit of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intitled, An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors; and for the Relief of Bankrupts in certain Cases; at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held in and for the County, Riding, Division, City, Town, Liberty or Place, or any Adjournment thereof, which shall happen next after Thirty Days from the First Publication of the under-mentioned Names. And they do likewise give Notice, that true and perfect Schedules, containing a Discovery of all their Real and Personal Estates (hereafter to be sworn to) are now ready to be delivered to any Creditor applying for the same to the Gaoler or Keeper, or his Deputy, pursuant to the Directions of the said Act.

Prisoners in Maidstone Gaol in the County of Kent.
First Notice.

John WEARE, formerly of Tenterden, late of Cranbrooke, both in Kent, Plumber and Glazier.

Robert JENNER, formerly and late of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Baker.

Edward ROWLEY, formerly of Gosport in Hampshire, late of Woolwich in Kent, Mariner.

Thomas AITKEN, formerly of Gravesend, late of Northfleet, both in Kent, Taylor.

Richard BANES, formerly of Little Turnstile Holborn, Middlesex, late of Maidstone in Kent, Staymaker.

Abraham BRISTOW, formerly of Portsmouth in Hampshire, late of Deptford in Kent, Boatswain.

Thomas BURGESS, formerly of Frindsbury, late of Cooling, both in Kent, Labourer.

Edward LAMPER, formerly of Dover, late of Linksted, both in Kent, Grasier.

William JARRET, formerly of Chatham, late of Strood, both in Kent, House-carpenter and Grocer.

William GRIFFITHS, formerly of Greenwich, late of His Majesty's Ship Milford lying off Chatham, both in Kent, Cook.

4-Nov,
1776
Source:   Public Advertiser (London, England), Monday, November 4, 1776; Issue 13122.
     James DOVES, late of the City of Rochester, in Kent, Tobacco and Snuff-manufacturer, to surrender Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 14, at Guildhall, London. Attorney, Mr. SHEPHEARD, Boswell-court, near Lincoln's-Inn, London.

     Richard TIDSWELL, Jun., of Greenwich, in Kent, Merchant, to surrender Nov. 12, 20, Dec. 14, at Guildhall. Attorney, Mr. WELBANK of Dyer's-Buildings, Holborn.

1-Mar,
1780
Source:   Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser (London, England), Wednesday, March 1, 1780; Issue 15928.
BANKRUPT


John KNOTT and Sampson KNOTT, of SANDWICH, Kent, millers and co-partners; to surrender March 6, 21, and April 11, at ten, at the Guildhall, in the city of Canterbury. Attorney, Mr. PHILPOTT, at SANDWICH.

21-Mar,
1780
Source:   St. James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post (London, England), March 21, 1780 - March 23, 1780; Issue 2969.
BANKRUPT.


John MAWLEY, late of Margate, in Kent, Linen-Draper. To appear March 25, April 11, May 2, at Guildhall, London.

3-Feb,
1786
Source:   Daily Universal Register (London, Middlesex, England), Friday, February 3, 1786, Numb. 347.
Meeting of Creditors tomorrow at Guildhall - Richard Chaffers, Orpington, Kent, maltster, first meeting, ten o'clock.

10-Feb,
1786
Source:   Daily Universal Register (London, Middlesex, England), Friday, February 10, 1786, Numb. 353.
Meeting of Creditors tomorrow at Guildhall - William Baldwin, late of Barming, Kent, hop-merchant, first meeting, eleven o'clock.

11-Feb,
1786
Source:   Daily Universal Register (London, Middlesex, England), Saturday, February 11, 1786, Numb. 354.
Meeting of Creditors tomorrow at Guildhall- William Baldwin, late of Barming, Kent, hop-merchant, second meeting, eleven o'clock.

14-Feb,
1786
Source:   Daily Universal Register (London, Middlesex, England), Tuesday, February 14, 1786, Numb. 356.
Meeting of Creditors tomorrow at Guildhall - Richard Chaffers, Orpington, Kent, maltster, second meeting, ten o'clock.

19-Dec,
1796
Source:   Evening Mail (London, England), December 19, 1796 - December 21, 1796.
BANKRUPT.


Thomas DUDDY, Hunton, Kent, butcher.

27-Aug,
1797
Source:   Observer (London, England), Sunday, August 27, 1797; Issue 299.
Stephen PARSONS, of Whitstable, Kent, merchant, to surrender Sept. 5, 14, and Oct. 7, at ten, at the Guildhall in the city of Canterbury. Attornies, Mr. John BUNBURY at Canterbury; and Mr. Archibald DUFF, No. 15, Clifford's Inn, London.

25-Jun,
1805
Source:   The Hull Packet (Hull, England), Tuesday, June 25, 1805; Issue 963.
BANKRUPT.


Henry HAYWARD, of Ramsgate, Kent, Butcher.

15-Mar,
1806
Source:   Morning Chronicle, Saturday, March 15, 1806, issue number 11495. [SDY]
BANKRUPTS


James DALTON, Brasted, Kent, mealman.

2-Jan,
1810
Source:   London Gazette Issue 16330 published on the 2 January 1810, p. 16. [SDY]
     The Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt awarded and issued forth against George TAYLOR, of Barsted, in the Parish of Wrotham, in the county of Kent, paper-maker, dealer and chapman, intend to meet on the 30th day of January instant, at Eleven of the clock in the forenoon, at Guildhall, London, (by further adjournment from the 2d of January instant,) in order to take the last examination of the said Bankrupt; when and where he is required to surrender himself and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects, and finish his examination; and the creditors, who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same, and, with those who have proved their debts, assent to or dissent from the Allowance of his Certificate.

10-Jan,
1810
Source:   London Gazette Issue 16341 published on the 10 January 1810, p. 15. [SDY]
     Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against John HILLS, of Leeds, in the County of Kent, Miller, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a Bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major Part of them, on the 17th Day of February instant, at Twelve at Noon, on the 24th of the same Month, and on the 27th of March next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, at Guildhall, London, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, at the Second Sitting to choose Assignees, and at the Last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to or dissent from the Allowance of his Certificate. All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give Notice to Mr. Webb, St. Thomas-Street, Southwark, or Mr. Cooke, Maidstone, Kent.

10-Jan,
1810
Source:   London Gazette Issue 16341 published on the 10 January 1810, p. 15. [SDY]
     Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt is awarded and issued forth against Henry MEARS, of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, Tavern-Keeper, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a Bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major Part of them, on the 20th and 27th of February instant, and on the 27th of March next, at Twelve at Noon on each Day, at Guildhall, London, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, at the Second Sitting to choose Assignees, and at the Last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to or dissent from the Allowance of his Certificate. All Persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his Effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint, but give Notice to Mr. Shepherd, Dean-Street, Canterbury-Square, Southwark.

30-Aug,
1810
Source:   The Derby Mercury, Thursday, August 30, 1810; Issue 4088.
BANKRUPT REQUIRED TO SURRENDER


Richard MUMMERY, Market-street, Margate, Kent, merchant, Aug. 27, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, at Guildhall, London. Solicitor, Mr. Newcombe, Vine-street, Piccadilly.

10-Jan,
1815
Source:   London Gazette Issue 16974 published on the 10 January 1815, p. 9. [SDY]
     Whereas a Commission of Bankrupt Is awarded, and issued forth against John OWLETT, of Chimbams, in the parish of Farningham, in the County of Kent, Farmer, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a Bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners in the said Commission named, or the major part of them, on the 17th and 28th instant, and on the 21st of February next, at Ten on each day, at Guildhall, London, and make a full Discovery and Disclosure of his Estate and Effects; when and where the Creditors are to come prepared to prove their Debts, and at the Second Sitting to chose Assignees, and at the Last Sitting the said Bankrupt is required to finish his Examination, and the Creditors are to assent to or dissent from the allowance of his Certificate. All persons indebted to the said Bankrupt, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint; but give notice to Mr. Abbott, Solicitor, Abchurch-Yard, Lombard-Street, London.

13-Nov,
1816
Source:   Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, November 13, 1816: Issue 14831.
BANKRUPT


M. MUMMERY and G. MUMMERY, of Margate, Kent, coach-masters, Nov. 18, 19, and Dec. 24, at twelve, at the Royal Hotel, Margate. Attorney, Mr. S. Taylor, John-street, Bedford-row. - The London Gazette of Nov. 12

25-Mar,
1817
Source:   London Gazette Issue 17234 published on the 25 March 1817, p. 26. [SDY]
BY order of the Court for the relief of insolvent debtors


     The petitions of HENRY GODDEN, late of the parish of Ruckinge, in the County of Kent, taylor, and SAMUEL REED, late of the Parish of Saint John, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, boatswain, but now prisoners for debt confined in His Majesty's gaol of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, will be heard before His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said County, at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, which will be holden at Maidstone, in and for the said County, on Tuesday the 15th day of April next, at the hour of Ten of the clock in the morning; and that schedules annexed to the said petitions, containing a list of the creditors of the said prisoners, are filed in the Office of the said Court, No. 9, Essex Street, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, to which the creditors of the said prisoners may refer; and we do hereby declare, that we are ready and willing to submit to be examined touching the justice of our conduct towards our creditors.
Henry Godden. Samuel Reed.

25-Mar,
1817
Source:   London Gazette Issue 17234 published on the 25 March 1817, p. 26. [SDY]
BY order of the Court for the relief of insolvent debtors


     The petitions of EDWARD COLVILL, late of Gillingham, Kent, fisherman and mariner; NATHANIEL HUGGINS, late of Hawkhurst, Kent, blacksmith; EDWARD CHANTLER (sued by the name of EDWARD CHANDLER), late of Wheeler Street, Maidstone, in the County of Kent, labourer and shopkeeper; THOMAS INGE, late of Chislett, in the County of Kent, yeoman; WILLIAM HADLER, late of Bearsted, Kent, bricklayer; JAMES BELL, late of Shellness, Isle of Sheppy, Kent, Fisherman and Mariner; and JOSEPH WEST, late of Queenborough, Isle of Sheppy, Kent, brewer, but now prisoners for debt confined in His Majesty's gaol of Maidstone, in the County of Kent, will be heard before His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said County, at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace which will be holden at Maidstone, in the said County, on Tuesday the 15th day of April next, at the hour of Ten of the clock in the morning; and that schedules annexed to the said petitions, containing lists of the creditors of the said prisoners, are filed in the Office of the said Court, No. 9, Essex Street, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, to which the creditors of the said prisoners may refer; and we do hereby declare, that we are ready and willing to submit to be fully examined touching the justice of our conduct towards our creditors.

Edward Colvill. Nathaniel Huggins. Edward Chantler.
Thomas Inge. William Hadler. James Bell.
The X mark of Joseph West.

27-Mar,
1818
Source:   The Times (London, England), March 27, 1818, p. 3, Issue Number 10315. [SDY]
HILTON AND OTHERS V. BALDOCK.


     This was an action upon a bill of exchange, drawn by Messrs. Burton and Mathews, and accepted by the defendant, to the amount of 47L. 13s. 6d. given for flour delivered.  The plaintiffs are assignees under a commission of bankruptcy issued against Messrs. Burton and Mathews, who were formerly millers, residing at Faversham, and the defendant was the acceptor of the bill.

     The defence set up to the action was, that no delivery of the flour took place, and that the bill having been given under that idea, the defendant was not answerable for the acceptance.  It appeared that Mr. BALDOCK had been induced to accept the bill for a Mr. DIPROSE, a baker, residing at Faversham, whose credit was completely gone, and whom the defendant was anxious to set up in business.  It also came out in evidence, that Mr. Diprose was now confined as a prisoner in Dover castle, for a debt of 100L., owing to Messrs. Burton and Mathews, and that the bill in question had been drawn by these millers the very day previous to their failure, and had obtained the signature of the defendant under the promise of sending 10 sacks of flour to Diprose, which stipulation was never performed.

A verdict was found for the defendant without hesitation.

6-Apr,
1820
Source:   Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Thursday, April 6, 1820; Issue 15381.
William WALKER, Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, butcher. (Taken from The London Gazette.)

9-Jun,
1821
Source:   London Gazette Issue 17714 published on the 9 June 1821, p. 21. [SDY]
Insolvent Debtors Court Office, No. 9, Essex Street, Strand.

     Petitions of insolvent debtors, to be heard at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, London, on Monday the 2d day of July 1821, at nine o'clock in the forenoon.

RUCK, JOSHUA, late of Maidstone, Kent, shoemaker.

On Tuesday the 3d of July 1821, at the same hour and place.

FRENCH, WILLIAM, the younger, late of Stroud, Kent, gardener.

JONES, JAMES, late of the Sign of the Angel, Lewisham, Kent, victualler.

     Notice of opposition to the discharge of any Prisoner must be entered in the book at this ...  [continued on next page which appears to be missing.]

19-Dec,
1821
Source:   The Times (London, England), Tuesday, December 20, 1821, col. C-D. [SDY]
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, GUILDHALL, DEC. 19.
ASSIGNEES OF HAWLEY V. GRAY.
A BANKRUPT'S FRAUD.