Citation
Seal of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, Probate Division, district registry Exeter

Material Information

Title:
Seal of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, Probate Division, district registry Exeter
Creator:
Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division ( Author, Primary )
Place of Publication:
Exeter
Publisher:
High Court of Justice, Probate Division
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
歐洲 -- 英國 -- 英格蘭 -- 德文郡 -- 埃克塞特
欧洲 -- 英国 -- 英格兰 -- 德文郡 -- 埃克塞特
Spatial Coverage:
Europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Devon -- Exeter
Coordinates:
50.716667 x -3.533333

Notes

General Note:
Embossed seal, blind stamped with remnants of red colouring. This stamp was unattached in the archive. It likely dates from after 1900, possibly as late as 1906 when Thomas Tierney Fergusson returned to the United Kingdom
General Note:
The Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division was created by Judicature Acts 1873-75 to take over jurisdiction of Court of Probate, Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, and High Court of Admiralty. It was renamed Family Division by Administration of Justice Act 1970.
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/144833018
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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