Family History: Robert Brattle

Sale of Estate


Kent.— Mr. Robert Brattle's Estates, situate in the several Parishes of Wateringbury, Stansted, Ash, and Yalding, Six Shares in the Tunbridge Medway Navigation, Six Shares in the Kent Fire Fire Office, and Six Shares in the Kent Life Office. —By CARTER and MORRIS, on Thursday, the 31st Inst. at the Star Inn, Maidstone, at three, in Lots.

ALL that valuable FREEHOLD, well built, gentlemanly RESIDENCE, with coach-house, stables, extensive walled in garden, lawn, and pleasure ground, with orchard and meadow, containing together six acres, or thereabouts, situate contiguous to the Turnpike-road from Maidstone to Tunbridge, in the Parish of Wateringbury, offering one of the most desirable and valuable situations (to its extent) in the county. Also a Freehold Estate, comprising three dwelling houses, with oast, cottage, and buildings, together with three acres of plantation and meadow land. Also a Freehold Water Corn Mill, called the Upper Mill, with convenient dwelling house, barn, stables, fatting yards and lodges, two oast houses, two cottages, sheds, and various other buildings, together with 9A. 2R. 30P. of peculiarly rich land planted with fruit trees. Also two Freehold Cottages, stable, and wheelwright's shop, with two acres of plantation of apples and filberts. Also a Freehold Cottage, a fatting lodge, and 10A. 0R. 33P. of valuable orchard and meadow land. Also a Freehold Estate, called Burrs, compromising four cottages, and three acres of plantation of apples and filberts. Also two Freehold Cottages, and one and a half acre of plantation. Also nine Freehold Cottages, situate at Fuller's Corner. Also all that important and valuable Leasehold Property, called the Canon Estate, consisting of the Great Tithe of the Parish, a good ffarm house, three cottages, barns, oast, stables, &c. together with 190 acres, or thereabouts, of rich land, held under a lease from the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, renewable every seven years, at a reserved rent of 13l. 6s. 8d. per annm. The whole of the above property is situate in the Parish of Wateringbury, five miles from Maidstone, 14 from Tunbridge Wells, and 30 from London, surrounded by excellent roads, and to be duly estimated it must be seen as it is certainly one of the most improved and valuable proporties in the county. Also a Freehold Estate, comprising two cottages, five acres of plantation, and eight acres of woodland, in the Parishes of Stansted and Ash. Also a Freehold Tenement, in the Parish of Yalding. The House can only be viewed by tickets, which may be had of Messrs. Carter and Morris.— Printed particulars, with conditions of sale, will shortly be issued and may be had at the offices of Messrs. Burr, Hoar and Burr, and Mr. Scudamore, solicitors, Maidstone; at the Auction Mart, London; and of the Auctioneers, Stone-street, Maidstone.

Morning Chronicle, 22 May 1821


Question: Why was Robert apparently liquidating his assets at the age of 43?