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Offline Leofwine

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Re: Col. Hay, East India Company, Chatham 1840
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 03:59:33 »
I thought it might be New Road, which I believe was a toll road, but Bridgewood would make sense if he was returning from Maidstone.
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Re: Col. Hay, East India Company, Chatham 1840
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 23:38:09 »
The only turnpike I can think of that this might be referring to is Bridgewood gates.

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Col. Hay, East India Company, Chatham 1840
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 22:19:20 »
Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 14 January 1840

On Saturday afternoon, Colonel Hay, Commandant of the East India Company’s troops in Brompton Barracks. Chatham, was returning from Maidstone in his chaise, after passing through the turnpike on the road leading to Chatham, the horse took fright and ran away at furious speed. The Colonel jumped out, and his servant shortly after got over behind the gig and went back  to look for his master, whom he found lying in the road with a dislocated hip. The horse continued his pace till stopped in Chatham. The colonel was conveyed to a cottage, and afterwards to his own house in Brompton Barracks, where he now lies in a very precarious state.
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