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Re: Kenardington Parish - 1847
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 19:44:42 »
Glad that it holds some interest for you. :)  I must admit that I had never heard of it before!

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Re: Kenardington Parish - 1847
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 19:25:40 »
Thanks busyglen, hubby's 2x Gt Grandmother lived with her daughter and s-in-law at Sly Corner , Kenardington, she died in 1856 so your post covers the years they were there. ( 1830 onwards )
I always thought what an odd name Sly Corner was , wonder if it was anything to do with smuggling  :) plenty of them around that area.
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Kenardington Parish - 1847
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 18:47:18 »
KENARDINGTON parish and small scattered village, 7 miles E. by S. from Tenterden, contains 2,160 acres of land, of which 25 are in hop grounds and about 300 in woods and plantations, the lower part extending into Romney Marsh and East Kent.  It is intersected by the Royal Military Canal, which passes about half a mile south of the Church.  In 1841, here were 35 houses and 163 inhabitants.  Population, in 1801, 171; in 1831, 186.   Rateable value: £2,383. 

The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small Gothic edifice, with a square tower at the north-west corner.  The living is a rectory, values in the King’s books at £12.1s.01/2d. now, £140, at which the rector, who is a non-resident, is rated.  Mrs. Breton is a patroness, and the Rev. J. Billington, incumbent. The Rectory, which stands a little north-west from the Church, is now used as a farm residence. This Church was formerly much larger, but having been burnt by lightning, in 1559, the present structure was erected out of the ruins of the former one.  Some of the foundations of the ancient building are still visible, particularly on the north side.  Roger Horne, then lord of this manor was a principal contributor towards the rebuilding of it.

THE MANOR OF HORNE, alias Kenardington, was part of the lands assigned for the defence of Dover Castle, to John de Fienes, who was constable of that important fortress, and together made up his barony, which from him was called `the Constabularie’ being held in `capite by barony,’ by the service of maintaining a certain number of soldiers for the defence of that Castle, and of him and his heirs this manor was held in `capite’, by Castle guard service.  Queen Elizabeth granted the fee of this manor and the advowson to Walter Moyle, gentleman.  His grandson leaving an only daughter, she carried it in marriage to Robert Breton, Esq., whose descendant, Moyle Breton, left two sons, his coheirs in `gavelkind’.  There is a fee farm rent of £40 per annum payable out of this manor.  It is one of the `lordship of Romney Marsh`, which entitles the owner to sit as one of lords for the management of the walls and sewers within it.  The paramount manor is in the Crown as one of the Seven Hundreds, of which Thos. Law Hodges, Esq., is lord.  The principal landowners are the Rev. Mr. Moore, Sir Edward Knatchbull, Bart., Mr. Wilmott, Mr. Taylor, and Mr. Dering.

Margaret Lowes, in 1557, bequeathed 40s. per annum to the poor of this parish, out of land called Plummer Land, to be distributed between the feasts of All Saints and Christmas, and also 5s. a year out of Smith’s Farm in the parish.  Two other charities are mentioned in Gilbert’s Return, one of 12s. and the other of 7s., but nothing appears t be known of them now.  The resident farmers and graziers are Benj. Down, Thos. Kingsnorth, Joseph Kingsnorth, Richard Springett, and James Wood.  Wm. Wilkinson, Shopkeeper.


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