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THE HISTORY OF MAIDSTONE

Book Index

This is an index of names extracted from the book detailed below. This is not the index which is published in the book.
The last two chapters covering the first World War and after have not been indexed here.
The book should be consulted for further details.

Source: "The History of Maidstone - The Making of a Modern County Town", Peter Clark & Lyn Murfin, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1995, ISBN 0-7509-1103-4.


Surname           Forename            Date        Notes                                        Page

Abbott E.W. aft 1902 Superintendent of schools 173 Adams M.A. 1875+ Medical Officer 154, 156 Allfree Edward 1818 Schoolmaster 111 Allnutt & sons 1860s Papermakers 133 Argles family 19C Councillors 145 Arkcoll Charles 1892 Wholesale grocer 124 Arkcoll Charles 1890s Wholesale grocery (drawing) 142/145 Arkcoll Charles c1900 Chatham brewers 135 Astley Sir John 1581 of the Palace 51 Astley Sir John, jun. c1600 Master of the Revels 51 Astley Sir John, jun'r 1620s 60-1 Ayhurst Thomas d.1590s 66 Baker Mr. 1890s Operating Excursions from Maidstone 202 Baker Mrs. Sarah 1798 Theatre Manager 92,108 Baldwin William 1815 Brewer, West Borough 82 Baldwin William c1860 Medway Brewery 135 Balsar James 1634 Unlicenced Teacher 65 Balston family 1839 Papermakers 144 Balston family c1900 Papermakers 133/141 Balston William 1759-1849 Papermaker at Turkey Mill 85 Bankes Caleb 1635 Mayor 64 Banks John 1654 M.P. 68 Banks Sir John d.1697 b.Maidstone 92 Barham Nicholas 1560s Lawyer, Town Clerk 59 Barham Nicholas d.1577 Barrister, M.P. 50 Barker 1898+ 138 Barker J 1898-1900 Liberal MP, unseated for corruption 182-3 Barnham Sir Francis 1614-40 Puritan of Hollingbourne and M.P. 60-1 Barnham Sir Francis 1640-6 M.P. 66 Barrell Robert 1618+ Incumbent (Minister) of All Saints 63-4 Barrell Robert 1641-3 Minister 67 Basden John d.1626 Clothier 54 Bazalgette Sir Joseph 1874 London engineer 122 Beale Alexander d.1618 Mercer 53 Beale Ambrose 1626 Puritan 61 Beale Ambrose 1635 64 Beale Ambrose 1637-40 Mayor 66 Bean Frederick 1839 Haberdasher and hosier 128 Beckett & Co. 1898+ Cycle manufacturer 138 Bennett Nicholas d.1640 Surgeon 53 Bentliff Samuel 1890 Local benefactor, leather merchant 171 Betts James 1639 Shoemaker 48 Bishop George 1780-1818 Distiller 83 Blake John 1786 Editor of the Maidstone Journal 107 Blake John 1787 Printer and shopkeeper 78 Bliss Thomas 1698 Tory M.P., brewer 99 Bliss Thomas 1719 Brewer 93 Bliss Thomas 1679-80 Brewer and Tory 82-3 Bliss Thomas 1682-1708 Mayor and M.P. 82 Blomfield Sir Arthur 1877 designed St Michael's Church 184 Bloxham Sir Matthew 1801 101 Booth Sir Charles 1792 Will 111 Brassey H.A. Esq. 1878+ Patron of Working Mens Club 198 Bray Thomas 1730s Founder of the SPCK 113 Brenchley family 1764 The Lower Brewery 82 Brenchley family <1870 Lower Brewery 135 Brenchley John 1780s Benefactor 92 Brenchley Julius 1870 land for park and museum 169,171 Brent Sir Nathaniel 1634 Vicar-General and visitor 64 Broad Henry d.1618 Shoemaker 54 Broughton Andrew 1649 Mayor 6 Broughton Andrew 1660 Left Maidstone 97 Broughton Andrew 1630s Attorney, Clerk of the Peace 50 Broughton Andrew 1644-59 M.P., Jurat, Mayor 67-8 Brown Joseph & sons 1839-82 Foundry 137 Bulmer 1852 Surveyor 152 Bunyard Thomas 1881 Grower & fruit expert (market gardener) 125 Burgess Thomas 1794 Brewer 82 Camden William 16th C Writer 41 Carr Robert <1618 Incumbent (Minister) of All Saints 63 Caton William 1658 Quaker Preacher 68 Chambers Charles 1891-5 Jam maker 138 Chandler Matthew d.1717 Grocer 90 Charles Thomas 1855 Chillington House, bequest of library & art 170 Cherry John 1777-95 Master of Grammar School 111 Cherson Roger c1640 Flaxdresser 48 Child Josias c1670 81 Clark George Foster 1891 Grocer & food manufacturer 139 Clark George Foster c1900 146-7 Clever William 1830s Builder 121 Clifford family c1900 146 Clifford James 1839+ Rope maker 139 Cliffords 19C Hopbagging manufacturer 82 Cobham Lord Ed. VI Grant of the College 51 Cole Thomas 1548 Schoolmaster 56 Cole Thomas 1551 Schoolmaster 62 Collier John c1620 Hoyman carrier 46 Collins Henry 1867+ Canon, Vicar of St Lukes 168 Cripps family c1650-1737 The Upper Brewery 82 Cripps John 1671 Mayor 97 Cripps John 1668-1700 Brewer 82 Croft Thomas 1509 Tailor 30 Crompe John 1620s Jurat, leading townsman 63 Crump John 1662 Presbyterian Minister 106 Cutbush's Charity 161 Dann Richard 1870s+ Brass Engineers 137-8 Davies Thomas d.1639 Innkeeper 53 Day aft 1902 Councillor, non-conformist 173 Day John 1557 Preacher, Catholic 62 Day William 19C Auctioneer & Estate Agent 144-6 Defoe Daniel 1720s Visitor and writer 75 Denley John 1548 Jurat, reformer 56 Denley John c1557 Executed 62 Dering Sir Edward 1640 66 Dobney Rev. H.H. 1840+ Minister of King Street Church (picture) 185,6,8,200 Dodd G. 1847 Conservative MP 180 Drake 1870s+ Agricultural machinery 137-8 Duggan Rev. Major 1882 Priest of St Francis Church 187 Duke Mary 1727 Benefactor 92 Duke Richard 1619 Jurat 60 Duke Richard d.1626 Gent. Otp 52/3 Dymer Mr. 1730 Travelling Theatre Company 108 Edmett's Charity 161 Ellis Alderman 1892 Director of Water Company 155 Ellis family 19C Councillors 145 Ellis Jesse 1869-1910 Agricultural machinery 137 Ellis Jesse c1900? reference to book 146 Evans Sir F.H. 1900 Liberal MP 182 Fairfax General 1647 Army 68 Fane Sir Francis 1620s 61 Fane Thomas M.P., son of Sir George 99 Farrant Richard 1872 Music Hall proprietor 196 Fenner George 1620s Gent. 53 Field Arthur 1889 Dockers Union official 182-3 Fiennes Celia 18C Visitor and writer 75 Filmer Edward 1620s otp 52 Filmer Sir Robert 1620s? otp 52 Fisher Alexander 1554 57 Fisher's Charity 161 Football Club 1911-2 Photo 201 Foster 1870+ Lower Brewery 135 Franklin Benjamin 1768+ American, member of the M'stone Society 109 Franklyn family 19C Councillors 145 Fremlin 1871 Brewers 142 Fremlin Ralph 1861+ Brewery 135-6 Fuller David 1702-53 Attorney 89 Gardner & Co. 1870s+ Brass Engineers 137-8 Garland Augustine 1654 M.P. 68 Garrett & Co. c1860-90 Engineers from Suffolk 137, 141 Garrett family c1900 146 Gentile Messrs. 1782 Leather Dressing Manufacturer 87 Gilbert George 1839+ Rope maker 139 Gill George 1680 Papermaker 84 Gill William 1736 Brewer and Paper Maker 83-4 Gill's Charity 161 Gosling George d.1623 Labourer 54 Gosling John 1822 Gas Company 105 Grants Co. 1853+ Distillers from Dover 136 Green family 1870s+ Papermakers 133 Grocyn William d.1519 Master of Archbishop's College 26 Gull William 1602 Jacobean Recorder 63 Halle George 1640 Son of Henry 64 Halle Henry c1600 Lawyer, Chillington Manor 63 Halle Henry c1600? Barrister, Puritan of Chillington Ho. 50 Halle Henry d.1622 barrister 53 Halle John 1554 Surgeon 57 Halle John d.1566 Surgeon 50 Halle John mid 16C Surgeon and Protestant Picture 37 Hames Goodwife 1585 Teacher 65 Harpsfield 1557 Archdeacon, visitation 42 Hawks Jesse 1890s Literary Society 188 Hawksley T. 1855 Engineer 153 Hayward Walter 1890s+ Ginger beer maker 137 Hazell & Co. 1786 Queen Street Warehouse 78 Heathorn Robert c1790 Brewer 82 Hendley Thomas c1600 of Otham 51 Hengler Signor 1815 Fireworks expert at Vauxhall gardens 108 Hitton Thomas 1530 Former Curate, executed 38 Hobbs & sons 1872+ Stationery Manufacturer, Stone Street 134 Hollingworth brothers 1794-1805 Papermaker at Turkey Mill 85 Hollingworth brothers 1830-65 Papermakers 133/141 Hollingworth family 1839 Papermakers 144 Hollingworth family 1859 First Kent's Rifle Volunteers 192 Hollingworth family c1900 146-7 Hollingworth Finch 1793 Papermaker at Padsole Mill 84 Hollingworth John 1872 Papermaker 142 Hollingworths 1834 Papermaker at Otham Mill 86 Hollister Samuel 1715-46 Brewer 82 Honnor A. c1880 Corn & Coal Merchants (photo) 142 Hope A.J.B. 1847 Conservative MP 180 Hull Christopher 1796 Radical 102 Hunter Edward 1736 Benefactor 92 Isherwood 1870+ Lower Brewery 135 Jackson c1880 Confectioner 139 James William Robert 1825 Writer 103 Johnson 1842 of Chatham Theatre 195 Jones John Gale 1796 Visitor 102 Kennett Elizabeth 1585 Servant 65 Kennett Mary 1585 Servant 65 Kilburne Richard 1650s 51 King Frank c1900 Stone Street shop 130 King Robert c1620 a Cranbrook clothier 46 Lambarde William 1570s Writer 41 Lambe William 1570s of Sutton Valence 65 Langley George 1594 Weaver 56 Laurence aft 1902 Councillor, non-conformist 173 Laurence family 19C Wholesale grocers 145-6 Laurence William 1820s-1898 Wholesale grocer 127 Law John 1664 Master of Grammar School 110 Leaver Miss 1867+ High School for Girls 168 Lee 1842 of Chatham Theatre 195 Lee W 1865-8 Liberal MP 181 Leeds Mrs. 1585 Teacher 65 Leveson Sir John ~1560s Patron 60 Lubbock Sir John 1870+ Liberal MP 181,201 Lufkin Thomas 1558 Surgeon 50 Lutwick Clement 1554 57 Lyle Daniel 1882+ Ginger beer maker 136 Macey & Elves c1860 Papermakers 133 Maplesden Peter 1548 Jurat, reformer 56/7 Marchant & Tubb 19C Wholesale drapers 127 Marsham Lord 1830s 126 Marsham Sir Robert 1698 Whig M.P. 99 Marsham Viscount 1843 of Boxley House 144 Maskell J.W. 1872 Ginger beer maker 136 Mason family 1840+ Waterside brewery 135 Mercer Samuel ~1870 Local benefactor, banker 171 Miller John 1634 Minister 44 Miller John 1634 Minister of the Dutch Church 64 Mills Samuel 1780 Tonbridge shopkeeper 79 Minckton James 19C Town Clerk 144 Monckton & Co. 1872 Papermakers 133 Monckton Henry 1890s donation of land 170 Monckton James 19th C Town Clerk 144 Muirhead 1870s+ Agricultural machinery 137-8 Newton William 1741 Clergyman, writer preface Newton William 1741 Visitor and writer 75, 81 Newton William 1741 Writer 107 Nicholls Josias 1602 Minister, Puritan 63 Oare John d.1716 Fuller 90 Payne Deniss 1885 Drapers in High Street 130 Pearson H.C. & Co. c1880+ Stationery Manufacturer 134 Peters Mr. 1634 Unlicenced Teacher 65 Pitt Col. T.H. c1900 Manager of Turkey Mill 146 Plomley Dr Francis 1849 Medical Officer for Poor Law Union 150-1 Plomley Dr. 1853 Collection of stuffed birds 170 Plomley Dr. 19C Physician & philanthropist 144 Poolley George 1822 Hoyman and merchant 80 Potter John 1867 Papermaker, later Mayor (photo) 198,200 Potter John 1880 Liberal Councillor, Orig. Societyof Papermake178 Potter John 1880+ Journeyman Papermaker, councillor 145 Ramsey Dr. 1638 of Maidstone 50 Randall Alexander ~1870 Local benefactor, councillor 171 Randolph Thomas 1562 Protestant landowner 62 Rassell Thomas d.1638 Brewer 54 Reed A.E. & Co. 1896 Papermakers 133 Reve Thomas d.1617 Gent. 53 Robarts 1835 Liberal MP 179 Romney Earl of 1831 President of the Literary Institution 113 Romney Lord 1816 Landowner, benefactor 94 Romney Lord 1843 of the Mote 144 Romney Lord 1878 donation of land 169,170 Romney Lord 1750s 109 Romney Lord died 1874 146-7 Roodes Richard c1630 Warehouse in Maidstone 47 Roper Christopher 1554-7 Catholic 62 Rowles Walter 1809 Directory? 81 Rowles Walter 1809 Writer 107,115 Sackville Lady 1620s 61 Salmon Nathaniel 1591 Apprentice 43 Salmon Robert d.1728 Gent. 90 Salveyn John 1553 57 Sanders John d.1612 Jurat, brewer 54 Sandys Colonel 1642 Army 67 Seager John 18C The Upper Brewery 82 Sedley Sir John 1640 66 Segars Nicholas 1634 Unlicenced Teacher 65 Sharp Edward 1897 Sweet Manufacturer, Assembly Rooms 195 Sharp Edward 1876+ Confectioner 139/140 Sharp Edward 1880s Retailer and manufacturer 129 Sharp family c1900? reference to confectionery 147 Shepherd Richard 1591 Mercer 43 Sherborne James 1700-15 Brewer 82 Shipley William Photo of portrait 92 Shipley William 1768+ Founder of the Maidstone Society 109-10 Shipley William 18C Knightrider House 87 Short Mark 1612 Brewer 48 Simonson Thomas 1582-1628 Schoolmaster 65 Smalvell Joseph 1713-62 Brewer 82 Smart Christopher Georgian poet 111 Smirke Sir Robert 1820s Architect 89 Smith c1880 Confectioner 139 Smith George Mence 1872 Paint shop in High Street (London chain) 129 Smith George Mence 1872+ High Street Shop (photo) 142 Smythe James 1793-6 Papermaker at Padsole Mill 84,102 Smythe William 1554-7 Church Warden 57,62 Solly Rev. Henry 1867 Working Mens Club 198 Stacey Courtney 1870 Lower Brewery 135 Stacey family <1870 Lower Brewery 135 Stacey family 19C Councillors 145 Stacey family c1800 The Lower Brewery 82 Stanley Thomas 1641 Brewer and Mayor 48 Stanley Thomas 1660 Royalist Magistrate 97 Stanley Thomas 1641-4 Mayor, brewer 67 Steddall Gabriel d.1620 Bricklayer 54 Steer Ebenezer 1881+ Jam maker 138 Stephenson Strain 1780s Brandy Merchant 83 Stevens W.A. 1900 Electrical engineer, consultant 174 Stevens W.A. 1898+ Elecrical engineers 138 Stone Mr. Cider maker 83 Storer Richard 1575 Minister 62 Stubbs John 1658 Quaker Preacher 68 Style A.F. 1860 Medway Brewery 135 Sumers Widow c1700 from Farleigh 74 Sutton Daniel 1766 from Essex 74 Swinfen Spencer Bow 1872 Ginger beer & soda water maker 136 Swinhog William c1620 Threadtwister 54 Swinnock John 1632 Puritan Minister 64/6 Swinnock Robert 1630 Jurat, leading townsman 63-4 Swinnock Robert 1643 Mayor 67 Taylor Clement 1780 Papermaker and M.P. 102 Taylor Clement 1783 Whig M.P., Lodgemaster 110 Taylor Clement 1780-96 Papermaker at Upper Tovil Mill, M.P. 85 Taylor John 1640s Writer 41 Taylor Tabitha 1590s poor, from Ashford 55 Taylor Thomas c1620 Papermaker 48 Taylor Thomas d.1640 Jurat, papermaker 54 Thornton 1848 Manager of Theatre Royal 195 Tilden William 1554 Draper 57 Toby Thomas 1509 Tailor 30 Tufton Sir Humphrey 1620s 61 Tufton Sir Humphrey 1640-8 M.P., Puritan 66 Tufton Sir Humphry 1620s of Maidstone 52 Tufton Sir John 1679-85 M.P. 99 Turner William Horsmonden 1734-47 Whig M.P. 82,100 Twisden Lady Anne 1638 of East Peckham 50 Twisden Sir Roger 1638 of East Peckham 50 Twisden Sir Roger 1641 of East Peckham 45 Twisden Sir Roger 1662 Royalist visitor 97 Twisden Thomas 1646-8 M.P. 66-7 Tyrwhitt-Drake c1890 Medway Brewery (Style & Co.) 135 Van de Bush Joos d.1624 Merchant 53 Vane Sir Henry jr. 1640 Returned from New England 66 Vicary Thomas d.1561 King's Surgeon 49 Walker David 1848 151 Wall John 1642 Puritan 67 Wall Thomas d.1704 Threadmaker 90 Walsingham Lady 1620s otp 52 Warham William 1506 Archbishop 26 Washington Lawrence c1620? Barrister 50 Wathurst & Co. 1786 Middle Row 78 Webb family c1912 Musicians, photo 198,200 Webbe John 1600 Attorney, Clerk of the Peace 50/1 Weekes Walter d.1700 Haberdasher 90 Weeks William & son 1872+ Agricultural machinery 137 Whatman family 1839 Papermakers 144 Whatman J. 19C Solicitor 144 Whatman James 1762-94 Papermaker at Turkey Mill 84-5 Whatman James 1865-8 Liberal MP 181 Whatman James sr. 1702-59 Papermaker, photo of portrait 92 Whetenhall Thomas 1602 of East Peckham, Puritan 63 Whichcord John 1847 Mayor, architect and surveyor 151-2 Whichcord John 1820+ Architect 131 Whichcord John senior 1839 built St Stephen's Church, Tovil 184 Wilberforce Henry 1851 former Anglican priest of E. Farleigh, Cathol186 Wilson Thomas 1620s Minister of Otham 63-5 Wilson Thomas 1643+ Minister 67 Wilson Thomas d.1653 Minister 68 Winch E. & sons 1899 Chatham brewers 135 Wise family c1800 The Lower Brewery 82 Wood Robert d.1635 Jurat, mercer 53 Woods-Smythe Dr. 1882 Founder of branch of Salvation Army 187 Woodward Josiah 1711 Minister of All Saints 111 Wotton Thomas 1562 Protestant landowner 62 Wotton Thomas ~1560s Patron 60 Wotton William 1553 57 Wray C.G. 1880 designer of St Francis Church 186 Wright Joseph 1687 Baptist, Mayor 98 Wright Joseph 1661-87 Baptist, imprisoned, Mayor 106 Wright's Charity 161 Wyatt 1554 57 Wyatt Sir Thomas c1550 62 Wyatt Sir Thomas Ed. VI Grant of the College 51 Young Arthur 1768 Agricultural Reformer 109

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