Elsfield in 1825
1825 list of cottages and occupants made when rents were re-assessed for the North estate. Information came from East Kent Archives (Reference U471/E49).
|No. 1 Narroway||Man and wife. 4 children aged 17, 13, 10, 8.
Cottage with one chamber. The tenants are not parishioners.
|No. 2 Durham||Man and wife. 4 children at home and one grandchild aged 28, 20, 18, 12, 9, 4.
Rents of Lord Guilford. Have garden. One bedroom, which wants ceiling.
|No. 3 Lock||Man and wife. 4 children aged 22, 18, 12, 8. There is one bedroom occupied by the 2 sons of 22 and 18 and the two girls of 12 and 8. The father and mother sleep in a back room on the ground. There is no staircase. Another room might be made over the back room. The windows want enlarging.|
|No. 4 Porter||An aged widow. There is a sitting room and chamber over it. It is a wretched house in very bad repair.|
|No. 5 Wm North||Man and wife. 4 children aged 7, 4, 2, 1. A good cottage with one living room and one chamber, which might be extended (?) as the family increases. Rents of the farmer.|
|No. 6 J. Gurdon||Man and wife. 3 children aged 4, 2, 1. Good cottage. Sitting room and one chamber. Rents of Ld. Guilford.|
|No. 7 W. Phillips||Man and wife. Good cottage. A living room and one chamber.|
|No. 8 Gammon||Widower. 6 children aged 20, 17, 12, 10, 8, 4.|
|No. 9 Taylor||Man and wife. 4 children aged 13, 10, 7, 3. A good cottage. Living room and one chamber with three beds in it. Another chamber might be made over the house. The roof wants ceiling. Rents to Ld Guilford.|
|No. 10 ? Clay?||Man and wife. 2 children aged 6 and 2. Good cottage. Living room and chamber.|
|No. 11 Phillips||A widow and grown up daughter. The cottage consists of one room in very bad repair. A garden. No rents.|
|No. 12 Sneeth||Parish Clk. Widow. Mother and 3 children aged 20, 16, 14. A good cottage and two chambers and garden.|
|No. 13 Wakelin||Man and wife. Father. 3 children aged 6, 3, 1. Good cottage with two chambers which wants ceiling and staircase replacing|
|(Nos. 14, 15 and 16)||These three rent of Mr and Mrs Butler(?).|
|No. 14 Tolly||Man and wife. 5 children aged 17, 14, 9, 6, 4. One bedroom which might easily be divided and a staircase made.|
|No. 15 Gurden||Man and wife and child. Good cottage and sufficient bedrooms.|
|No. 16 Skitmore||Man and wife and family. Not parishioners. A good cottage with sufficient bedrooms.|
|No. 17 Humphries||Humphries's son and his wife have a bedroom to themselves. John Humphries and wife. 4 children ages 20, 16, 13, 8 sleep in one room. Rent of Mr Batler.|
|No. 18 Ford||Widow. 5 children aged 24, 16, 13, 8, 4. All in one bedroom. Cottage in very bad repair.|
|No. 19 Munday||Widow, married son and daughter. 4 children aged 8, 7, 5, 2. All in one bedroom which wants ceiling. Not parishioners.|
|No. 20 J. Clay||Man and wife. 6 children. All in one bedroom.|
|No. 21 R. Harries||Man and wife, grown daughter and 1 grandchild aged 11. All in one bedroom.|
|No. 22 Heagher||Widow, married son and daughter. 2 children aged 5 and 2. All live in one small room out of repair.|
|No. 23 Croton||Man and wife. Married son and daughter. All live and sleep in one upstairs room together in very bad repair. No rent.|
|No. 24 Maul||Widow. Lives in an upstairs room in very bad repair.|
|No. 25 Harrison||A blind widow lives in one room in very bad repair.|
|Nos. 21, 22, 23 and 24||One building called the College. Rented by the farmers of Ld Guilford.|
|No. 26 Richards||Mother, son and wife. Good cottage and sufficient bedrooms.|
|Nos. 27, 28 and 29||These tenements constitute what is supposed to have been formerly the Vicarage Houses.|
|No. 27 Cross||Man and wife, married son and wife and 1 child. One bedroom. Cottage in bad repair.|
|No. 28 Moby||Man and wife. A living room and bedroom in very bad repair.|
|No. 29 J. Harris||Man and wife. A living and one bedroom in bad repair.|
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