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Kirton in Lindsey - 1828-9 - History

Transcribed from Pigot's 1829-9 Trades Directory

Published : 26 October 2018


Transcribed from Pigot's 1829-9 Trades Directory

KIRTON is a market-town and parish, in the hundred of Corringham and division of Lindsay, 147 miles north of London, 18 north of Lincoln, and 10 north-east of Gainsborough, pleasantly situated near the summit and on the western side of a commanding eminence, and belongs to the Dukedom of Cornwall: the Hon. John Reginald Lygon Pinder holding the manorial estate by lease, from the chancellor of the duchy.

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The quarter sessions for the division of Lindsay are held here, in the sessions-court, at the Bridewell, in the week after Epiphany and Easter, the first Friday after the 7th of July, and the Friday in the first week after the 11th of October.

The duchy court-house, a handsome brick building.

The duchy court-house, a handsome brick building.

On Kirton-green stands the duchy court-house, a handsome brick building, where the manorial courts are held, and where the records are kept: near to this building is the national school (formerly the grammar school), in which upwards of one hundred children are educated.

(I've skipped the description of the church because it describes the church of Sts.Peter & Paul at Kirton in Holland. A common error in early directories, where copying large tracts of text from the competition was simply normal practice and not viewed as plagiarism.) The church, dedicated to St.Andrew, is a big building; the living is in the patronage of the sub-dean of Lincoln, and in the incumbency of the Rev. D.S. Wayland. The new and old connexion of methodists have each a chapel here, as have also the baptists.

The weekly market is on a Saturday; and the two annual fairs are on the 18th of July and 11th of December, for stock and pedlery. In 1821 this place contained about 1,500 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, Crown Inn, Market-place, Robert Atkinson, Post Master. - Letters despatched at three and arrive at five every afternoon.


  • Akes Mr. George, gent. Kirton
  • Akes Mr. Thomas, gent. Kirton
  • Briarley Mrs. Mary, Market place
  • Briarley Thomas, gent. Market place
  • Cuthbert Mrs. Elizabeth, Kirton
  • Dunn Mrs. Mary, Kirton
  • Foster Geo. esq. (coroner) Kirton
  • Fox John, esq. Kirton
  • Fox Richard, gent. Kirton
  • Johnson John, gent. Kirton
  • Ousby Rev. Robert, Kirton
  • Richter Rev. H.W. Kirton
  • Short Thomas, gent. Kirton
  • Stamp Richard, gent. Kirton
  • Thorpe Mrs. Elizabeth, Kirton
  • Williamson Robert, gent. Kirton


  • Colley Sarah, (day) Kirton
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL, Kirton - Wm. Caistor, master
  • Ousby Rev. Robt, (boarding)Kirton
  • Richter Rev. H.W.(boarding)Kirton
  • Slater Mary, (boardg & day)Kirton


  • Foster and Palmer, surgeons
  • Fox George, surgeon
  • Hind Geo. surgeon, Market place
  • Nicholson Thos. attorney, Market place
  • Thorpe George, attorney


  • Black Swan Inn, J.Travis, Market place
  • Crown, Robt. Atkinson, Market place
  • Gate, John Frow
  • George Inn, Ann Briarley, Market place
  • Lord Nelson, Hy.Stainton, Market place
  • Red Lion, John Fox
  • Unicorn, George Watkinson


  • Atkinson Wm. boot & shoe maker
  • Barkworth George, tailor
  • Bland Richard, rope maker
  • Blow John, governor of workhouse
  • Brown John, corn miller
  • Clixby William, blacksmith
  • Coachefer John, tailor
  • Cockrill Richd. brick & rope maker
  • Colley John, joiner
  • Cooper George, butcher
  • Cooper Wm. butcher, Market place
  • Dodds Jos. watch & clock maker
  • Dodds Rebecca, milliner & dress maker
  • Dowlman Elizabeth,baker & miller
  • Dowlman Jno. boot & shoe maker
  • Dowlman William, wheelwright
  • Eaby Wm, boot & shoe maker
  • Fairweather Wm. plumber & glazier
  • Fowler & Son, grocers and linen drapers, North green
  • Fox Jane, milliner & dress maker
  • Garbut William, tailor, draper and hatter, Market place
  • Guy William, lime burner
  • Harrison Wm. boot & shoe maker
  • Hill Samuel, maltster
  • Hollingworth John, bricklayer and builder
  • Hutchinson Jno. butcher, Market place
  • Hutchinson John, joiner
  • Keay Wm.E. blacksmith
  • Kennington Christopher, tailor, draper and hatter, Market place
  • Kennington Robert, painter
  • Lee & Borman, grocers & linen drapers
  • Lee John, keeper of house of correction
  • Lee Saml. ironmonger & hardware dealer
  • Marris John B. joiner
  • Moss John, butcher
  • Moss Thomas, grocer, linen draper and tallow chandler, Market place
  • Nicholson Francis, machine maker
  • North John, wheelwright
  • North Wm. boot & shoe maker
  • Otter Robert, butcher
  • Parkin Geo. overseer & constable
  • Parkinson Joseph, brick maker
  • Peele Chas.Rd. grocer, linen draper and tallow chandler,Market place
  • Penn Thos. shoemaker, Market place
  • Petch Ann, straw hat maker
  • Petch Geo. bricklayer & builder
  • Petch John, maltster
  • Petch Thos. bricklayer & builder
  • Pindar Rebecca, baker & flour dealer
  • Pindar Sarah, baker & flour dealer
  • Powell James, blacksmith
  • Rands Mary, milliner & dress maker
  • Rowley Jas. bricklayer & builder
  • Rowley Langley, saddler
  • Scarcliff Eleanor, milliner & dress maker, Market place
  • Scarcliff Mary,blacksmith,Market place
  • Scott William, tailor
  • Sergeant George, butcher
  • Sherlock John, whitesmith
  • Smith Elizabeth, milliner and dress maker, Market place
  • Smith John, boot & shoe maker
  • Smith Thomas, perfumer and toy dealer, Market place
  • Smith William,tailor
  • Spring Redshaw, saddler, Market place
  • Stainton Edward, corn miller
  • Stothard John, plumber & glazier
  • Thorpe George, fire office agent and stamp distributor
  • Turner Joseph, ironmonger & hardware dealer, Market place
  • Walker William, wheelwright
  • Watson George, maltster
  • White John, watch & clock maker
  • Wilkinson Thos. blacksmith, Market place
  • Wilson George, butcher
  • Winley John, leather breeches maker, Market place

The National (formerly Grammar), school

The National (formerly Grammar), school


  • To BRIGG, Ths. Taylor, from the Crown, & Thos. North & Thos. Woodall, from their own houses, every Thurs. morning.
  • To GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas North and Thomas Woodall, from their own houses, and Thomas Taylor, from the Crown, every Saturday morning.
  • To HULL & BRIGG, Thomas Hall and Joseph Wattam, every Monday.
  • To LINCOLN, Joseph Wattam, every morning.

TL;DR - Conclusion.

1828 was a leap year and so had an extra day, but for James Pigot, compiling his first 'national' directory, one extra day wasn't enough and so he took a goodly chunk of 1829 too before he published his 'National Commercial Directory for 1828-9'. Meanwhile, George IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover. The Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister. Burke was hanged and Hare was released. Oxford won the boat race, Mary Anning discovers Britain's first pterosaur fossil, London zoo opened, Stephenson's Rocket won the Rainhill Trials and the Metropolitan Police started their first stop and search campaign.

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