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Kirton in Lindsey - 1841 - History

Transcribed from Pigot's 1841 Trades Directory

Published : 15 February 2018

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Transcribed from Pigot's 1841 Trades Directory

KIRTON, Or, Kirton-in-Lindsey, is a market town and parish, in the hundred of Corringham, parts of Lindsey; 147 miles N. from London, 18 N. from Lincoln, and 10 N.E. from Gainsborough; pleasantly situated near the summit and on the western side of a commanding eminence.

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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, on the first Friday after the 7th of July, and the Friday in the first week after the 11th of October; and a court of requests is holden for the recovery of debts not exceeding 40s. Charles Henry Holgate, Esq., is lord of the manor, which belongs to the dukedom of Cornwall: manorial courts are held at Easter and Michaelmas, in the dutchy court-house, a handsome brick edifice, situated on Kirton-green.

Pigot and Co. had fonts before microsoft invented office.

Pigot and Co. had fonts before microsoft invented office.

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

Near to the dutchy court-house is the national (formerly the grammar) school, in which upwards of one hundred children are educated; an infants' school, in which more than seventy children are instructed, has also been established, by the Rev. Robert Ousby, the present benevolent curate.

The Black Swan Inn here is a comfortable and respectable commercial house. The market is held on Saturday; and the fairs, for stock, on the 18th July and 11th December. The parish contained, in 1831, 1,542 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, John Jackson Frow, Post Master.-- Letters from HULL, BARTON and BRIGG arrive every afternoon at three, and are despatched every forenoon at half-past eleven.--Letters from LINCOLN, SLEAFORD and GAINSBOROUGH arrive every afternoon at one, and are despatched every forenoon at half-past ten.




GENTRY & CLERGY.

  • Bertram Miss Fanny
  • Foster Mrs. --
  • Foster Miss Jane Dorothy
  • Fowler Thomas, esq.
  • Fox John, esq.
  • Fox Mr. Richard Ruxton
  • Goodliffe Rev. William
  • Hewerdine Mr. --
  • Holgate Charles Henry, esq. (coroner, and lord of the manor)
  • Ousby Rev. Robert, M.A.
  • Richardson Mr. John
  • Richter Rev. Henry William
  • Scarcliff Miss Eleanor

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS.

  • Atkinson Susannah (day)
  • INFANTS SCHOOL, Charlotte Popple
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL, William Caistor, master; Isabella Caistor, mistress
  • Ousby Rev. Robert, M.A. (boarding)
  • Richter Rev. Henry William (boarding)
  • Smith Eliza & Harriet (boarding, &c.)

ATTORNEYS.

  • Holgate Charles Henry (& coroner)
  • Howlett Joseph
  • Thorpe George

AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISRS.

  • Fox Richard
  • Frow John Jackson
  • Thorpe John

BAKERS & FLOUR DEALERS.

  • Barker Hannah
  • Brown Ann
  • Motley Thomas
  • Pindar William
  • Rayner William
  • Rowley Rebecca

BLACKSMITHS.

  • Chapman James
  • Clixby Aaron

BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS.

  • Aby William
  • Frow Samuel
  • Hall Joseph
  • Harrison William
  • North William
  • Penn Thomas
  • Tuxford George

BRICKLAYERS & BUILDERS.

  • Firth George
  • Hollingworth John
  • Petch Andrew
  • Petch George
  • Petch George Junior
  • Rowley James
  • Slight Henry

BUTCHERS.

  • Atkinson Joseph
  • Cooper George
  • Cooper William
  • Herringshaw Thomas
  • Hutchinson John
  • Hutchinson Thomas
  • Moss John
  • Rayner William

CHYMISTS AND DRUGGISTS.

  • Gibson Job
  • Tickler Robert (&fire office agent)

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS.

  • CROWN LIFE, Robert Palmer
  • SUN, Redshaw Spring
  • YORKSHIRE, Joseph Howlett

GROCERS AND DEALERS IN SUNDRIES.

  • Darkins William
  • Fowler William
  • Hill John
  • Lee and Borman
  • Lee Louisa
  • Lee Samuel
  • Read William & Company

INNS.

  • Black Swan (commercial), Mathias Binns
  • George (and excise office) John Chappill

IRONMONGERS & DEALERS IN HARDWARE.

  • Ellerby Joseph
  • Spring Edward

JOINERS.

  • Ackrill John
  • Clarke John
  • Hutchinson John
  • Marris John
  • Travis Robert

MALTSTERS.

  • Hall William
  • Moss Thomas

MILLERS.

  • Moss Thomas
  • Pindar William
  • Stainton Edward
  • Wigglesworth Edward

MILLINERS, & DRESS AND STRAW HAT MAKERS.

  • Ackrill Mary
  • Day Charlotte
  • Fox Charlotte & Jane
  • Marris Rebecca
  • Petch Ann
  • Thorpe Mary

PLUMBERS AND GLAZIERS.

  • Petch John
  • Stothard John
  • Wilson Abraham

ROPE MAKERS.

  • Bland Richard
  • Cockrill Richard

SADDLERS.

  • Sims James
  • Spring Redshaw

SURGEONS.

  • Fox George
  • George Henry
  • Palmer Robert

TAILORS.

  • Codd William
  • Garbutt William
  • Marris William
  • Scarcliff John
  • Scott William
  • Smith Thomas Wright
  • Smith William

TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.

  • Crown, John Jackson Frow
  • Lord Nelson, John Proudlove
  • Red Lion, John Smith
  • Unicorn, John Watmough
  • Waggon and Horses, Thomas Woodhall

RETAILERS OF BEER.

  • Dowlman William
  • Hall Samuel
  • Hather William
  • Jackson Sarah
  • Thackery George
  • Thackery William

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Pigot and Co. liked a good etching.

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS.

  • Dodds Joseph
  • White John

WHEELWRIGHTS.

  • Clarke John
  • Colton Samuel
  • Dowlman William
  • Nicholson Francis
  • North John
  • Picksley Samuel

Miscellaneous

  • Abey James, wheelwright
  • Colley John, carpenter
  • Fairweather Christopher, spirit merchant
  • Goodby John, fishmonger
  • Guy William, lime burner
  • Hall William, brewer
  • Hill John, lime burner
  • HOUSE OF CORRECTION, John Lee, governor; Ann Everett, matron; Rev. Henry William Richter, chaplain
  • Huddlestone Alfred, veterinary surgeon
  • Parkin George, constable
  • Proudlove John, gardener and seedsman
  • Smith Thomas, hair dresser
  • Spring Redshaw, bookseller
  • STAMP OFFICE--William Darkins, sub-distributer
  • Winby John, glover, &c.
  • Wilson Abraham, painter
  • Woffenden John, whitesmith

CARRIERS.

  • To BRIGG, Thomas Taylor, from the Lord Nelson, and James Bennett, William Hather, and John Hargreave, from their own houses, every Thursday.
  • To GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas Taylor, from the Lord Nelson, and James Bennett, William Hather, and Thomas North, from their own houses, every Thursday.
  • To HULL, John Witham, from his house every Sunday, and to LINCOLN, every Friday.

TL;DR - Conclusion.


Similar to the previous edition but the lord of the manor has changed, and one or two folks have changed their profession. The confusion between Kirton in Holland and Kirton in Lindsey is still evident, but the revised entry for this edition isn't as wrong as the previous edition from 1835. The school master has got his wife fixed up with a job as school mistress, the local solicitor is both coroner and lord of the manor; the Black Swan gets a mention above the fold, which make me wonder where the chap who revised the entry stayed while he was collecting names; and finally, Cuthbert Mrs. Elizabeth, Ibelstow is no longer listed amongst the Great and the Good, I wonder if she had returned to Ibelstow? ;)

 

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