Pigots 1840 - Kent

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Is a small town in the hundred of Blackheath, eight miles SSE from London, beautifully situated on a rising ground, on the high road to Maidstone. In former ages it in part belonged to the king, and partly to the MANDERVILLE family. Henry III kept his Christmas here, Edward II made it his frequent residence and in 1315 his queen was delivered of a son, called “John of Eltham.” At Eltham our sovereigns often celebrated their feasts with great pomp; on one of the last of these occasions (at Whitsuntide, 1515), Henry VIII created Sir Edward STANLEY, for his services at Flodden Field, “Baron Monteagle.”  Part of the stately hall, the scene of these entertainments, still holds its place; the roof resembles that of Westminster Hall. The mansion was for a considerable time was used as a barn, but has been repaired within these few years, with a view to its preservation. The church dedicated to St John, is a plain structure with a spire; the living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocess of Rochester. In the church, were interred in 1792, the remains of Dr HORNE, bishop of Norwich; and in the church yard those of Sir William BAINES Bart. and DOGGET the comedian, who bequeathed a coat and badge to be rowed for annually, on the 1st August on the River Thames. The independents have a place of worship here. Six almshouses founded by Sir Thomas PHILPOT in 1680, and a free school, established by Mrs Elizabeth LEGGATT in 1714, are the principal charities. This formerly was a market town, but the successful progress of other contiguous places has caused the market to decay. Eltham parish (including the hamlet of Mottingham), contained in 1831, 2129 residents.

 

POST OFFICE – Ruth PIKE, Postmistress. Letters from London and all parts arrive (by horse post), every morning at eight, forenoon at eleven and afternoon at five, and are despatched every morning at nine and afternoon and afternoon at four.

 

GENTRY & CLERGY

 

BRABY John, Mottingham

BROCK Mrs Maria, Eltham

CARTER Mr John, Mottingham

CARTWRIGHT Mrs Elizabeth, Eltham

CHRISTOPHER Mr William, Eltham

CURREY Benjamin esq, Eltham park

DELPRATT Joseph esq, Eltham

DICK Samuel, esq, Eltham

EDMEADS Mrs & Miss, Eltham

GARLAND Mr John, Eltham

GOSHEN Mr Henry, Eltham

GRAINGER Mr Richard, Eltham

GREEN John esq. Southend

GREEN Mr Robt. Courtyard, Eltham

KENNEDY John esq, Eltham

KING Mrs Charlotte, Eltham

KING David esq (MD), Eltham

LATHAM Jno. Henry esq, Eagle House

LEWIN Mrs Hendrina, Eltham

LEWIN Henry esq. Eltham

LEWIN Thomas esq, (magistrate), Barn cottage, Eltham

LUDGATER James esq, Eltham

MILLS Rich. esq,  Moat cottage, Eltham

MILNE Alex. esq, Courtyard, Eltham

MOLLING Mrs Ann, Eltham

MOORE Mr, Mottingham

MYERS Rev William Thomas, Eltham

PACKHAM Mr Daniel, Eltham

POWIS Mr Richard, Mottingham

RAYNES Mrs Sarah, Eltham

REYNOLDS Mrs Mary, Eltham

RICE Henry esq, Fairy hall

SAUNDERS Robert John esq, Court farm

SHAWBROOKE Rev John Kenward, Eltham

WARNER Mrs, Southend

WATSON Mrs, Eltham

WILLIMOTT William esq, Eltham

WOLLESTON Mrs Catherine, Eltham

WOOD Benjamin esq, Eltham lodge

 

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS

 

M’DONALD Margaret, (day)

MUNN Miss, (boarding)

National School, Richard WHITE, master; Mary WHITE, mistress

PIKE Ruth, (day)

SAXBY Stephen Martin, (boarding), Eltham house

 

BAKERS

ELCOMB Rutland

GOLDING David

SCRIVEN William (& corn dealer)

 

BLACKSMITHS & FARRIERS

 

FOSTER Thomas

GLAZEBROOK George

SMITH George jun.

 

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

 

DEANE Samuel

FISK John

FOULGER John

FROST John

GEACH Peter

HOLMES Richard

SKINNER John

 

BREWERS

 

CHAMBERLAIN James (& cooper)

CUNNINGTON John

 

BRICKLAYERS

 

HAYWOOD James

HAYWOOD Mary

SANDERS Charles

 

BUTCHERS

 

CASTLE William

DARE James

TAYLOR John (& salesman)

 

CARPENTERS

 

COPPER James (& turner)

FRY John (& builder & house agent)

MAXTED John (& builder)

SELVES John (& builder)

 

CORN & COAL DEALERS

 

HARROP Thomas

YATES Samuel

 

DRESSMAKERS

 

PIPER Mary

STACEY Jane

 

FIRE, &c OFFICE AGENTS

 

British (fire) & Westminster (life), John FRY

Kent (fire & life), Richard PHIPPS

Royal Exchange, Jos. BLACKHAM

 

GROCERS & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES

 

EDWARDS William, (& dealer in British wines, and agent for BETTS’ patent brandy),

ELLIOTT Jane, (&china, glass & c. dealer),

HAMMOND John

PLUMMER George

PURVIS Ann

ROGERS Sarah

SEAGROVE John

WOOLLEY James

 

HORSE & GIG OWNER FOR HIRE

 

GRIFFIN Emanuel

 

INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES

 

Castle (& posting house), Robt. KENSEY

Chequers, James STYLES

Crown, John BLUNDELL

Greyhound, (commercial & booking office for the Maidstone & Folkestone coaches), William HARDS

Kings Arms, William GOODWIN

Porcupine, Ann HARRIS, Mottingham

Rising Sun, Joseph MARLBOROUGH

 

IRONMONGERS

 

GLAZEBROOK George

LE KEUX Peter William, (& brazier & tin man)

 

LINEN DRAPERS

 

HOLMES Richard (& clothier)

PHIPPS Richard

 

PLUMBERS & GLAZIERS

 

BANKS James

GAMBLE George

 

SADDLERS

 

DAWSON William,

EDLOW Samuel (& toy dealer)

 

STRAW HAT MAKERS

 

HISKINS Mary

PIPER Jane

 

SURGEONS

 

GUILLEMARD Isaac, (& apothecary)

KING David

 

TAILORS

 

BLACKHAM & WEBB

FRANCIS Frederic (& wheelwright)

VOLLER William

WHOMES Henry (& organist)

 

WATCH MAKERS

 

HOW Peter

PIKE Ruth

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

CEELY Joseph, cow keeper

FRY Clempson, registrar of births & deaths and parish clerk

ROBERT John, hairdresser, bookseller and sub distributer of stamps

SALTER Geo. chymist & veterinary surgeon

SCUDDS Stephen, coach proprietor

TERRY Isaac, furniture broker

TODMAN James, nursery & seedsman

 

COACHES

 

To London, a Coach from the Castle every morning (Sunday excepted),  at nine; on Sunday morning at a quarter past eight and evening at seven.

 

To and from London, Dartford, Folkestone, Maidstone, Foots Cray &c. pass through Eltham, calling at the Greyhound, continually during the day.

 

CARRIERS

 

To London, Emanuel GRIFFIN & Fanny WALKER from their houses daily.

 


 

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