1847 Post Office

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WING, or Wenge, 3 miles south-west of the London and North Western station at Leighton-Buzzard, is a vicarage, valued at £338, and containing 1,274 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, Burcott, Crafton, and Cotslow, now depopulated, which gave name to the Hundred. Here is a Free school for boys and girls, erected in 1815; also almshouses 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. This manor is said once to have belonged to the Hampdens.

Gentry
Adams MissBurcott
Hart Rev. JohnWing
Traders
Adams HenryfarmerBurcott
Attwood Richard“Cock”Wing
Badger WilliamfarmerBurcott
Bedford JosephbootmakerWing
Beckett JonathangrocerLittleworth
Bennett SamuelfarmerWest park
Biggs EdwardfarmerBurcott
Biggs JamesgrocerWing
Bone JohnbakerWing
Bone Mrs Lucy“Royal Oak”Asct.gn.
Brandon Tomblacksm & frmerAscott
Brown ThomasfarmerWing
Bull GabrielfarmerBurcott
Capp StephencarpenterWing
Capp Thomasboot & shoe mak.Wing
Coles Georgebeer retailerWing
Coles Richardgrocer & draperWing
Collins BernardfarmerCrafton
Collins JosephfarmerCrafton
Denchfield Thos.“Six Bells”Burcott
Dimmock WmcarpenterLittleworth
Drinkwater WmbakerWing
Elliott WmfarmerOld park
Fountain BernardfarmerWingbury
Green RichardfarmerCrafton
Green Wm.boot & shoe makerWing
Hart Thomasauctioneer, valuer, land agent & farmerAscott, near Leighton Buzzard
Hart Wm.farmerWing
Harris Richardfarmer & millerWing
Hedges RichardfarmerCottesloe
Heley HenryfarmerWing
Heley ThomasbutcherWing
Heley Wm. jun.corn factorWing
Hickinbottom JohnbricklayerWing
Mortimere Wmregistrar of births, deaths & marriagesWing
Lambourne Charlesboys’ schoolWing
Paine JamesfarmerWingbury
Prentice ThomasfarmerAscott
Randle Benjaminplait dealerWing
Randle Nathanielplait dealerWing
Rose GeorgefarmerTinkershole
Sear JosephbricklayerWing
Smith JohnfarmerAscott
Smith Johnhorse dealerWing
Swannell JosephfarmerBurcott lodge
Walter Robertgrocer & farmerWing
Whipham WilliamgrocerWing
Willison RobertfarmerCrafton
Windmill John“Queen’s Head”Wing
Windmill Thos.baker & wheelwt.Wing
Woodman Wm. HedgesfarmerCrafton

Letters through Leighton-Buzzard office

Free School (for boys & girls), master, Wm. Mortimer; mistress, Mrs Jane G. Mortimer
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the District of Wing, Wm. Mortimer, Wing
Parish Clerk, Wm. Mortimer
Church, Rev. John Felix, curate
Methodist Chapel, ministers various