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COETLOGON, Charles Frederick de (d 1836)


Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0268

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: COETLOGON, Charles Frederick de (d 1836)

Date(s): 1817-1835

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.01 linear metres.

Name of creator(s): Coetlogon | Charles Frederick | de | d 1836 | naval store keeper x de Coetlogon | Charles Frederick


Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Frederick de Coetlogon (d 1836) was the son of clergyman Charles Edward de Coetlogon ([1746]-1820), who was a preacher and writer as well as the vicar of Godstone, Surrey. Early in his career Charles Frederick was His Majesty's naval store-keeper at St Domingo in the West Indies. He married Miss Emeline Edkins of Newbury at St George's Church, Hanover Square, on 5 March 1800. Their daughter, Elizabeth Charlotte, was born at West Green Cottage, Tottenham, on 19 December 1800 and baptised in the parish church on 17 January 1801, (ref. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. LXX parts 1 and 2; DRO.15/A1/9). The family occupied premises in the Wood Green ward of Tottenham in 1800 and 1801 (ref. MR/PLT/209-210).

In 1817 de Coetlogon was living apart from his family in a succession of lodgings in London. By 1822 he was residing, with one servant, in Ashford, and the same year he purchased three copyhold cottages and land in Ashford. The Land Tax Assessments for 1823 to 1826 list him as both owner and occupier of property, (ref. MR/PLT/6238-6240). He left Ashford in 1828, not without regrets; "Though I have passed here such dreary hours yet the prospect of leaving a place where I have lived so many years is depressing to my mind,"" (ref. Acc/0268/7; 31 March). From May 1828 he resided at No. 11 Wilton Street, Grosvenor Place, St. George Hanover Square.


Scope and content/abstract:

Diaries of Charles Frederick de Coetlogon, covering the years 1817, 1818, 1822, 1823, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1831, 1832, 1833-34 in part, and 1835. They are pocket sized and contain miscellaneous printed information. Each double page is divided into journal and account sections, and de Coetlogon meticulously records his personal accounts in the latter. His income is drawn from annuities and he constantly rebukes himself for living beyond his means. The accounts present a detailed picture of the price of food (fish sauce @ 2/-), domestic items (pins @ 3d.), servant's wages (14. 14s. per annum), entertainment (opera ticket @ 8s. 6d.), and incidental expenses (hair cutting @ 1s. 6d.).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Diaries in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in June 1948.



Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: January to May 2011.

Accounts ledgers | Accounts | Financial records | Documents | Information sources
Diaries | Nonfiction | Prose | Literary forms and genres | Literature
Family records | Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Coetlogon | Charles Frederick | de | d 1836 | naval store keeper x de Coetlogon | Charles Frederick

Corporate names

Ashford | Surrey | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Hanover Square | Mayfair | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
City of Westminster