1839 Robsons

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WING OR WENGE. 3 miles south-west of the London and Birmingham Railroad station at Leighton Buzzard, is a vicarage valued at 338l., and containing 1152 inhabitants; the Earl of Chesterfield being the patron: the present incumbent is the Rev. Philip Strong. Wing Park is still enclosed, but its mansion, Ascot House, for many years the seat of the Dormers and inherited from them by the Earls of Chesterfield, has been pulled down. The hamlets of this parish are Ascot, Burcot, Crofton, and Cotslow, now depopulated, which gave name to the Hundred. Here is a free-school for boys and girls, erected in 1815; also almsĀ­houses called Dormer’s Hospital, founded in 1516, by Dame Dorothy Pelham, for 8 men and women, under the trusteeship and in the gift of the Earl of Chesterfield, endowed by land and money payments.

Name, Residence, & Profession.
Attwood RichardThe Cock
Beckett JonathanGrocer and Beer Retailer
Bedford JosephShoemaker
Biggs JamesGrocer and Cheesemonger
Bone BarnardBeer Retailer
Bone GeorgeRoyal Oak
Bone JohnBaker
Bone JosephBeer Retailer
Brandom ThomasSmith and Grocer, &c
Capp StephenCarpenter
Capp ThomasShoemaker
Coles RichardGrocer and Beer Retailer
Denchfield GeorgeCarpenter
Denchfield ThomasSix Bells
Dimock WilliamCarpenter
Foster JohnSmith
Franks JosephCarpenter
Hardwick JosephCarpenter
Harris RichardMiller
Harper JosephPlat Dealer
Heley ThomasButcher
Heley WilliamMaltster and Corn Dealer
Hickinbottom JohnBricklayer
Jennings WilliamTailor
Mallett EmanuelBaker
Mortimer Wm.Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Wing district in the Leighton Buzzard Union
Randell BenjaminPlat Dealer
Sear JosephBricklayer
Simons MichaelShoemaker
Smith JohnHorse Dealer
Staples JosephBeer Retailer
Stevens JamesPlat Dealer
Walters RobertGrocer and Cheesemonger
Winmill JohnQueen’s Head
Winmill ThomasWheelwright
Wippem WilliamGrocer and Cheesemonger
Young JohnTailor
Coach & Carriers’ List

Oxford & Aylesbury Coach passes through daily.

Hounslow Richard, carrier to Aylesbury every Saturday, and to Leighton every Tuesday.