[Documents related to the transfer of Lot 22, Chefoo, China, to Anna Marie Madeleine Coke]

Material Information

[Documents related to the transfer of Lot 22, Chefoo, China, to Anna Marie Madeleine Coke]
Alternate Title:
煙台市,地號 22
Alternate Title:
烟台市,地号 22
Coke, Anna Marie Magdeleine, 1862-1947 ( Author, Primary )
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 山東省 -- 煙台市 -- 地號 22
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 山东省 -- 烟台市 -- 地号 22
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Shandong -- Yantai -- Lot 22
37.545383 x 121.401783


General Note:
Yantai, previously known as Chefoo, is located in present day (2020) Shandong province
General Note:
Chefoo was designated a treaty port by Treaty of Tientsin 1859
General Note:
Thomas Tierney Fergusson founded the trading firm of Fergusson & Co in 1861 following the establishment of a treaty port at Chefoo [Yantai]. Until 1889 he traded alone but then went into partnership with John Pender Wake. According to Frances Wood, author of No dogs and not many Chinese: Treaty port life in China 1843-1943 , "Chefoo was never much of a trading port, with only four foreign trading firms (three of them British) active in 1891, shipping beancake, vermicelli, peanuts, silks, hairnets, lace and fruits." During his time in Chefoo Fergusson was a staunch supporter of the Catholic St Mary's Church and of the Catholic Mission there. Fergusson went on leave to England in 1889, dying there unexpectedly, on 22nd November 1890. The firm Fergusson & Co continued under new ownership for a number of years but Fergusson's property was managed through agents in China, first by his widow, Anna Fergusson and, after her death, in 1908 by his daughter Anne Marie Madeleine, wife of Admiral Sir Charles Henry Coke. During Lady Coke's life the property was sold off in various lots, the last being sold in 1940.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 380715 ( SOAS manuscript number )


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I, Anna Marie Madeleine Coke, the sole Executrix of
the late Anna Ferguson ( grant of the resealing of the
probate of whose will was issued forth of H. M. Supreme
Court at Shanghai on the 24th day of March, 1909,
Exhibited) the said Anna Ferguson being the sole Executrix
of the within named Thomas Tierney Ferguson( probate of
whose will was granted forth of H. M. Supreme Court on
the 11th day of November 1892, a
copy of which is filed in H. M. Consulate, Chefoo, Redg.
No. 102) do hereby transfer the whole of the
within Lot No. 22, to the said Anna Marie
Madeleine Coke to rent and to hold the same subject to
the conditions of the title deed granted for the said
Lot of land and I the said Anna Marie Madeleine Coke
hereby accept the above transfer. As witness my hand
and seal this 6th day of July, 1909.
(signed) A. Marie M. Coke
Signed sealed and delivered
before me this 6th
day of July, 1909.
(signed} R. H. Mortimore

I hereby certify that the above is true
copy of the entry in the Land Register of this
Chefoo, July 6, 1909
R. H. Mortimore






[20. 29 & 30 also lot 29]
Chinese deeds of Chefoo Premises.
Holmes deeds of land. [t. T.T.F]
[?] Bakers deed of land
French Consular title to all Tho. J. Fergusson's
land at Chefoo
[C. Lots -- 46 & 47 (No. 11)
there sold [illegible] L. H. Smith

Title Deeds (Chefoo Property)
Lots 2, 2a [portions sold], 29 [sold], 30, 31 [sold] also Foreshore property deeds 9, 9a, 20
Belonging to Lady Coke
Norfolk Lodge
Rouge Bouillon
Jersey C.9

Property in Shanghai
in names of GW. [?] Hissop & GW. [?] Priestwood
Statement of [Laine?]

Property all
a great portion
in [illegible]