Pigots 1840 - Kent



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WYE is a village and parish in the hundred of its name and lathe of  Scray, 55 miles E. by S. from London, 11 S.S.W. from Canterbury, and 4 N from Ashford situated about a mile and a half off the road between the two latter towns, and on the right bank of the Stour, which river is here crossed by a stone bridge of five arches. This is one of the largest parishes in Kent; the village must formerly have been of much more importance than it is at present, as it was deemed of sufficient consequence to give name to a division of the county, and at one time It had the right of a market, which has long been relinquished. The Earl of Winchelsea is lord of the manor, and holds a court annually in November when constables are appointed. The parish church, is dedicated to St Martin and St Gregory; the benefice is a perpetual curacy in the gift of the Earl of Winchelsea. There is  chapel for Weslyan Methodists; and the charities are an ancient grammar school; a free school for children (founded and well endowed  by Lady Joanna THORNHILL in 1708) and six alms houses, the gift of the FINCH family. There are two small fairs held here, one on the 29th May and the other on the 11th of October for toys and pleasure. The parish of Wye, when the last census was taken, contained a population of 1,639.



POST OFFICE - William Howard, Post Master -.Letters from  London arrive every morning at nine, and are despatched  every afternoon at five.




AMOS Mrs. Sarah

BACK Mr. Robert Cook

BILLING Rev. Robert

CARTER Rev. William Drayton


DAVIES Arth. Esq

FAGG Sir John Bart.Chartham

HALL Mrs Elizabeth

HONEYWOOD Sir J. C. bart Evington

KNIGHT Edward esq. Godmarsham

QUESTED Mrs Frances

SAWBRIDGE Col. Saml. Elias. Olantigh



WILDMAN James B esq. Chilham castle




ADAMS Wm master of free school

BILLING Rev Robert, master of grammar school

JARMAN Ann, schoolmistress

MORRIS William Selwyn, surgeon

WILDASH John, surgeon and registrar of births and deaths




Kings Head (and excise office) Richard TUCKER

New Flying Horse, Daniel AUSTEN




ADAMS John, Baker

ALDWIN Daniel, grocer

ALLARD John, brewer and maltster

ALLEN Daniel, bricklayer

ALLEN John, tailor and draper

ALLEN Joseph, butcher

ANDREWS Henry, straw hat maker

BARNES Thomas Richard, grocer and tallow chandler

BURCH John, butcher

CHIPPERFIELD William Richard, chandler and harness maker

CLIFFORD Oliver, wheelwright

ELLIOTT Daniel, carpenter

FOREMAN John, shopkeeper

GOODSEEF William, shopkeeper

HALL John, grocer & tallow chandler

HAWKS James, bricklayer

HAYCOCK Silas, blacksmith

HAYWARD Charles, baker

HEAD Thomas, boot & shoe maker

HERRING Abraham, plumber, painter & glazier

HILL Thomas, tailor and draper

HOPKINS John, tanner & fellmonger

HOWARD Wm, chair maker and turner

HUCKSTEPP Charles, hair dresser

KENNETT Thomas, miller

LADD John, wheelwright

LEPPER John, plumber, painter and glazier

MATTHEWS Robert, tailor and draper

MUMMERY John, baker

PAY John, blacksmith

PRICE Daniel, watch & clockmaker

REYNOLDS Thos, boot & shoe maker

SELDON John, excise officer

SHILLING Mary, milliner & dress maker

SKILLMAN Richard, linen draper and stamp distributer

SLAUGHTER Richard, shoe maker

SOUTHEE William, grocer

STEDDY Daniel, carpenter

SWAIN Abram, baker

TERRY William, parish clerk

TOOKEY Samuel, dyer

VIGDEN Charlotte, milliner & dress maker

WARRENT John, boot and shoe maker




To Ashford a Van every Tuesday and Friday


To Canterbury a Van every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday morning


To Faversham Thomas AUSTENs Van every Monday & Wednesday morning.



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