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WING (or Wenge) is a parish, 3 miles south-west from the London and North-Western station at Leighton Buzzard, in the union and county court district of Leighton Buzzard, hundred of Cottesloe, rural deanery of Mursley (second portion), archdeaconry of Buckingham, and diocese of Oxford. The church of All Saints is an ancient building, and has been lately restored, under the superintendence of G. G. Scott, Esq.; it is of different periods; some portion of it is considered by Mr. Scott to be Saxon, and it contains some handsome monuments of the Dormer family. The parish registers are complete from 1647. The living is a vicarage, annual value £400, with residence, in the gift of Lord Overstone; the incumbent is the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, M.A. 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, Crafton, and Littleworth.

Here is a Parochial school for boys and girls, erected in 1850 by Lord Overstone; also almshouses, called Dormer’s Hospital, founded in 1562 by Dame Dorothy Pelham, for eight men and women, endowed by land and money payments. The other charities in the parish are those of WilIiam Robinson, a perpetual rent-charge on land at Burcot of £2 a year; Lady Carnarvon and William Hoare, arising from the rent of a field of six acres at Burcot, now let for £36 a year; William Dent, £59 New Three per Cent. Aunuities; the proceeds are distributed in clothing to the poor annually; Robert Shepherd, a rent charge of £5 16s. 8d. arising from land in the parish of Eddlesborough, from which £1 a year is paid to the vicar for catechizing the children, 10s. to the vicar of Leighton Buzzard for a sermon on Ascension-Day; the rest is distributed in penny loaves to twenty children, attending the church weekly; there is also the Fuel Allotment Charity, arising from £268 9s. 1d. consols, distributed annually in coals; and the Church Land Charity, which arises from the proceeds of the sale of about three acres of land in the parish of Mentmore; the dividends are paid to the churchwardens; a sum of £12 1s. 4d., arising from a charity at Wingrave, is also distributed among the poor, at the discretion of the trustees. The population in 1861 was 1,504; the acreage is 5,605; rateable value, £9,000.

Parish Clerk, John Windmill.
Parochial School (boys &, girls), Wing, James Cross, mastr
Registrar of Births & Deaths for the District of Wing, William Mortimer, Wing

Wing
Massey Oliver, esq.Wing cottage
Ouvry Rev. Peter Thos. M.A., J.P.vicar
Welburn Rev. Dale Johncurate
Attenborough Edwinfarmer
Attwood Richard“Cock” & post office
Bandy Williamshopkeeper
Bedford Josephboot & shoe maker
Biggs Jamesfarmer
Bolton Williamcarpenter
Brown Thomasfarrier
Capp Stephenyeoman
Capp Thomasboot & shoe maker
Cleaver Georgeshopkeeper
Coles Henryshopkeeper
Cook Charlesfarm baliff to Wm. Cox
Denchfield Georgecarpenter
Denchfield Levimachinist & ironfounder
Denchfield Seth“Royal Oak”
Dimmock Thomascarrier & coal dealer
Dolamore Johnshopkeeper
Foster Henry & Thomasblacksmiths
Fountaine Bernardfarmer
Gates Johnfarmer & cattle dealer, Wing park farm
Hardwick Josephcarpenter
Harris Rd.miller & farmer, Wing mill
Hedges Richardfarmer
Heley Williammaltster, corn dealer & grazier
Mallett Thomasbaker
Hounslow Henryfruiterer, & skin & fur dealer
Mortimer Williamregistrar of births & deaths for Wing district
Munday Williamshopkeeper
Newett Johnfarm baliff to Mrs Jane Woodman, Church farm
Paine Jamesfarmer
Rickard Bernardbricklayer
Rogers Henrybaker
Rogers Joseph“Dove”
Rose Georgefarmer
Sale Thomas Gingerbutcher
Sear Josephbricklayer
Thorne Thomasshopkeeper
Webster Alexanderlocal agent for the Right Hon. Lord Overstone
Windmill Catherine (Miss) & Henry“Queen’s Head”
Windmill Johnshopkeeper
Worster Thomasbaker
Young Johntailor

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Ascot
Brandon Josephgrazier & blacksmith
Hamilton –bricklayer
Hart Thomasfarmer
Prentice Martha (Mrs)farmer
Stevens Alfredgrazier

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Burcot
Adams Henry Charlesfarmer
Biggs Edwardfarmer
Bone Josephsheep dealer
Denchfield Hannah (Mrs)“Six Bells” & shopkeeper
Faulkner Josephbaker
Hart Philipfarmer & auctioneer
Heley James & Thomasfarmers, corn & oil cake dealers
Jennings Johnshopkeeper
Smith Jane (Mrs)farmer
Valentine Robertfarmer, Burcott ldg

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Crafton
Collins Mary (Mrs)farmer
Markham Charlesmaster of Baron Rothschild’s breeding stud establishment
Willison Robertfarmer

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Littleworth
Dimmock Williamcarpenter & shopkpr
Page Williambutcher
Rogers Edmundbeer retailer, butcher & shopkeeper

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