Maidstone, Kent

Maidstone, Kent, 1612

Maidstone, Kent, 1793

Census Abstract, 1821

Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England, 1845

Maidstone, Kent, 1896


Michaelmas 1558: Kent. Percival Kynge v. John Harper late of Maydeston in the county aforesaid blackesmythe. Broke into his close and house at Maydeston. Defendant has not come; had been ordered to be attached; has nothing; to be taken, for a month from Michaelmas [27 October 1558]. Writ to Thomas Frankeleyn deputy sheriff of the county aforesaid. On which day Percival came. Defendant has not come; had been ordered to be taken; not found; sicut prius to be taken, for quindene of Martinmas [25 November 1558]. Writ to Thomas Frankeleyn deputy sheriff of the county aforesaid


Michaelmas 1558: Kent. John Goldsmythe otherwise called John Goldsmythe of Maydston aforesaid yoman v. William Brydger of Maydston in the county aforesaid mercer otherwise called William Brydger of Maydston in the county aforesaid merser. Debt £10. Defendant has not come; sicut prius had been ordered to be taken; not found; sicut pluries to be taken, for the morrow of All Saints [3 November 1558]. Writ to Thomas Frankeleyn deputy sheriff of the county aforesaid


1625: Manuscript pedigree of the descendants of John Wyat[t]: George Wyat married Jane daughter of sir Thomas Finch: their son George Wyatt ‘supposed to have been the first to adopt the double tt’, died 1624, married Eleanor daughter of sir John Finch (buried in St Martin’s, Canterbury). Their son Thomas Wyatt was buried 1625 at Maidstone. His nephew John Wyatt married Elizabeth daughter of Samuel Browne (died 1723). Their son George married 1722 at St Paul’s, Covent Garden, Hannah Wood, died 1782, buried in Westminster Abbey. Among their children was George Wyatt baptised at St John’s, Westminster 1732, Elizabeth buried 1790 in Westminster Abbey, Mary baptised 1730 at St John’s, Westminster, and Hannah, buried 1807 in Westminster Abbey. Hannah married William Vincent


7 April 1879: Deserter from Her Majesty’s Service: A reward of from 5s to 20s is offered for the apprehension of James W. Coventry, [Reg. No:] 1737, 46th Brig. Dep; [born:] Wrotham, Kent; [trade] labourer; [age] 21; [size:] 5[ft] 6½[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] brown; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 17 March 1879 [at] Maidstone; [marks & remarks: blank];

Robert Daykin, [Reg. No:] 1444, 50th Foot; [born:] Nottingham; [trade] dyer; [age] 33¼; [size:] 5[ft] 8¼[in]; [hair:] black; [eyes:] grey; [face:] dark; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 21 March 1879 [at] Maidstone; [marks & remarks:] absconded with public money


8 February 1908: ‘Cash advanced privately on reasonable terms, without sureties, repayable by post – Apply, G. Banks, ‘Lynwood’, Maidstone’



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