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Kirton in Lindsey - 1835 - History

Transcribed from Pigot's 1835 Trades Directory

Published : 26 March 2018

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Transcribed from Pigot's 1835 Trades Directory

KIRTON, Or, Kirton-in-Lindsey, is a market town and parish, in the hundred of Corringham and parts of Lindsey, 147 miles N. from London, 18 N. from Lincoln, and 10 N.E. from Gainsborough; pleasantly situate near the summit and on the western side of a commanding eminence, and belongs to the dukedom of Cornwall: John Fox, esq. holding the manorial estate by lease, from the chancellor of the duchy.

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The quarter sessions for the division of Lindsey 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 on the Friday in the first week after the 11th of October. This place is within the jurisdiction of a court of requests, for the recovery of debts not exceeding £5., the authority of which extends over the borough and parish of Boston, and wapentake of Skirbeck and Kirton, excepting the parishes of Gosburton and Surfteet.

Pigot and Co used a lot of fonts.

Pigot and Co used a lot of fonts.

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 (formerly the grammar) school, in which upwards of one hundred children are educated. An infants' school has also lately been established, and hitherto supported by the present curate, the Rev. Robert Ousby, in which more than seventy children are now receiving their education.

The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is a massive and ancient building; the living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the sub-dean of Lincoln, and in the incumbency of the Rev. D.S. Wayland, M.A. The new and old connexion of methodists have each a chapel here, as also the baptists.

The weekly market is held on Saturday ; and the two annual fairs on the 18th of July and 11th of December, for stock and pedlery. The parish (which has no dependent township) contained, in 1821, 1,480 inhabitants, and in 1831, 1,542.

POST OFFICE, Crown Inn, Market-place, John Jackson Frow, Post Master.- Letters arrive every afternoon at half-past two, and are despatched every forenoon at eleven.




GENTRY & CLERGY.

  • Akes Mr. Thomas
  • Briarley Mr. Edward Thomas
  • Briarley Mrs. Mary
  • Cuthbert Mrs. Elizabeth, Ibelstow
  • Foster George, esq. (coroner)
  • Foster Miss Jane
  • Fox John, esq.
  • Fox Mr. Richard
  • Ousby Rev. Robert, M.A. (curate)
  • Richter Rev. H.W.
  • Scargliff Miss Eleanor
  • Thorpe Mrs. Elizabeth

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS.

  • Atkinson Susannah
  • INFANTS SCHOOL, Rebecca Lewis, mistress
  • Lawman Elizabeth
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL, William Caistor, master
  • Ousby Rev. Robert, M.A.
  • Richter Rev. H.W. (boarding)
  • Smith Eliza & Harriet

ATTORNEYS.

  • Nickolson Thomas
  • Robinson & Holgate
  • Smith Gilbertson
  • Thorpe George

AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISRS.

  • Fox Richard
  • Frow John Jackson

BAKERS & FLOUR DEALERS.

  • Hill John
  • Motley Thomas
  • Rayner William
  • Rowley Rebecca

BLACKSMITHS.

  • Chapman James
  • Clixby Aaron
  • Powel James
  • Wilkinson Thomas, Market place

BOOKSELLERS & STATIONRS.

  • Palmer Henry
  • Slight Henry, Market place

BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS.

  • Atkinson William
  • Dowlman John
  • Eaby William
  • Frow Samuel
  • Harrison William
  • North William
  • Penn Thomas

BRICKLAYERS & BUILDERS.

  • Furth George
  • Hollingworth John
  • Petch George
  • Petch Thomas
  • Rowley James

BUTCHERS.

  • Atkinson Joseph
  • Cooper George
  • Cooper William, Market place
  • Hudleston James
  • Hutchinson John, Market place
  • Hutchinson Thomas, Market place
  • Moss John
  • Wilson George

GROCERS AND DEALERS IN SUNDRIES.

  • Barker Mary
  • Fowler Mary & Son
  • Hare Edward (& tallow chandler) Market place
  • Harrison William
  • Lee and Boreman
  • Marris William
  • Raynor William
  • Read & Moss, Market place

INNS.

  • Black Swan (commercial) Mathias Binns, Market place
  • George (commercial) John Chappill, Market place

IRONMONGERS & DEALERS IN HARDWARE.

  • Lee Samuel
  • Gurnhill James

JOINERS.

  • Colley John
  • Hutchinson John
  • Marris John
  • Travis John

MALTSTERS.

  • Hall & Fairweather (& brewers)
  • Hill Samuel

MILLERS.

  • Fox Richard
  • Pindar William
  • Stainton Edward
  • Wigglesworth Edward

MILLINERS, & DRESS AND STRAW HAT MAKERS.

  • Fox Jane & Charlotte
  • Petch Ann (straw hat)
  • Rands Mary
  • Slight Eliza (straw hat) Market place
  • Thorpe Mary

PERFUMRS & HAIR DRESSRS.

  • Everington Joseph
  • Smith Thomas

ROPE MAKERS.

  • Bland Richard
  • Cockrill Richard (& brick maker)

SADDLERS.

  • Sims James
  • Spring Redshaw, Market place

SURGEONS.

  • Foster and George
  • Fox George, Market place
  • Palmer Robert

TAILORS.

  • Coachifer John
  • Garbutt William (& draper) Market place
  • Marris William
  • Scott William
  • Smith Thomas
  • Smith William

TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.

  • Crown, John Jackson Frow, Market place
  • Lord Nelson, John Proudlove, Market place
  • Red Lion, John Smith
  • Unicorn, George Watkinson
  • Waggon and Horses, Thomas Woodhall

RETAILERS OF BEER.

  • Dawson John
  • Dolman William
  • Elston James
  • Filkin John
  • George Robert
  • Hall Samuel
  • Hutchinson William
  • Picksley Samuel
  • Thackery William
  • Wilson George

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS.

  • Dodds Joseph
  • Felkin John
  • White John

WHEELWRIGHTS.

  • North John
  • Walker William

Miscellaneous.

  • Dolman William, wheelwright
  • Guy William, lime burner
  • HOUSE OF CORRECTION, John Lee, governor
  • Huddlestone Alfred, veterinary surgeon
  • Kennington Robert, painter
  • Killam William, keeper of horses for hire
  • Lester Thomas, chymist and druggist
  • Nicholson Francis, machine maker
  • Parkin George, constable
  • Stothard John, plumber and glazier
  • Winby John, glover, &c. Market place
  • WORKHOUSE, John Blow, governor

CARRIERS.

  • To BRIGG, Thomas Taylor, from the Lord Nelson, every Wednesday evening.
  • To GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas North, - Bennett, and - Taylor, from their houses, every Tuesday morning.
  • To HULLand BRIGG, Thomas Taylor and John Wattam, every Friday morning.
  • To LINCOLN, John Wattam, every Friday.

Pigot and Co. liked a good etching.

Pigot and Co. liked a good etching.

TL;DR - Conclusion.


For effort the guy must get 9 out of 10, he was the Google of the day, his confusion between Kirton in Lindsey and Kirton in Holland is acceptable given that the 'author' had probably never been to either place, the railway hadn't even reached Kirton at this point. Most of what he wrote, was supplied by other people and he supplemented this with information copied from other sources, as did the directory compilers that came afterwards, plagerism wasn't really a thing back then. The bit in the second paragraph where he writes about the court of requests, may be true, but where he goes on to write about it extending over the borough of Boston etc. is pure hogwash, that statement could only be true if he were writing about Kirton in Holland. The third paragraph starts out fairly accurate, but then when he starts describing the church, he is clearly writing about Kirton in Holland again. Whether or not the weekly market, annual fairs and population totals are for Kirton in Lindsey or for Kirton in Holland will need further research, but the listing of the great and the good & the tradespeople that served them, looks about right, with a lot of names that are definitely associated with the Kirton I remember.

 

Click here for details of an unsolved horrid murder of a brother and sister from Kirton Lindsey in December 1836.

 

Click here for the Kirton in Lindsey entry from the 1828-9 edition of Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory.

 

Click here for the Kirton in Lindsey entry from White's 1856, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Lincolnshire etc. etc.





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