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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).

Cottages at Elsfield
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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