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.

 


Parish School

There are 12 children put to school by Mrs Oglander and there are 8 more which want education. 2p a week is paid for children who read only and 4p by those who are taught to work.

Sunday School

Mrs Oglander contributes £2 and the Clergyman has usually given £1. All the children of the parish may attend. There is a great want of books at the Parish School.

Item:
The Clerk’s son proposed to be apprenticed by subscription.
The footpath from Oxford stopped without permission from anybody.
Application from J. Clay for a ?

 


Rents according to new leases commencing 5th April 1825

Tenant names A.R.P

(acres, roods and poles)

Annual rents
1799

£.s.d

1820
John Butler 242 acres 280.0.7 219.18.0 300
William Butler 385 acres 357.1.27 350.0.0 440
Samuel Tagg 330 acres 335.3.27 300.0.0 400
Richard Holley 220 acres 151.3.23 200.0.0 290
£1065.18s.0d £1438
John Gurdon 63.16 acres 73.1.1.5 38.0.0
Mrs Jane Oglander 7.2.29 21.0.0
John Weyland Esq. 28.0.8 15.0.0
John Beckley (Fishery) 5.0.0
The several cottages 22.17.6
1234.0.39 £1191.15s.6d
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