PO Directory 1869
PO Directory 1869

WHILTON is a village and parish, 4 miles north-east from Daventry, 9 north-west from Northampton, and 73 from London, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Nobottle Grove, union and county court district of Daventry, rural deanery of Haddon, archdeaconry of Northampton, and diocese of Peterborough. The Weedon station, on the London and North Western Railway, is 4 miles distant, and the Crick station about 3 1/2 miles. The London and North Western Railway and the Grand Junction Canal pass through the parish. The church of St. Andrew consists of nave, aisles, south porch, chancel, and a tower containing- 6 bells. The register dates from the year 1700. The living is a rectory, yearly value £400, in the gift of W. G. Rose, Esq., and held by the Rev. Randolph Skipwith, S.C.L., of Trinity College, Cambridge. The school is endowed with land; the number of children is about 36 boys and 34 girls. The Rev. J. T. H. Smith, John A. Craven, Esq., and the Rector are the principal landowners. The soil is chiefly a light sand and gravel; subsoil, stone, and there are also traces of ironstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The population in 1861 was 350 ; the parish extends over an area of 917 acres, nearly equally divided between arable and pasture land. Gross estimated rental of the whole parish is £4,176; rateable value, £3,697.

Parish Clerk, John Townley.

POST OFFICE.—William Smith, receiver. Letters through Daventry, dispatched at 4.35 a.m. The nearest money order office is at Long Buckby

School, James Dyer, master; Mrs. Dolly Dyer, mistress


John Bilson, to Daventry, on wednesday; to Northampton,

on saturday, returning same days

James Adams, to Daventry, monday, wednesday & friday; to Northampton, saturday

Carlyle Rev. Thomas Fairfax [curate]

Craven John A. esq. Whilton lodge

Emery Mrs

Skipwith Rev. Randolph, S.C.L. Rectory

Tarry Mr. Edward


Adams James, baker

Bilson John, miller, baker & carrier

Collins William, tailor

Co-Operative Stores (Edward Green, storekeeper)

Darlow Joseph, butcher

Elliott Elizabeth (Mrs.), Spotted Cow

Emery James, sen. farmer

Emery Thomas James, farmer

Essen William, boot &: shoe maker

Hyde Martha (Mrs.), Plough inn

Langton John, butcher

Langton Perridge, farmer

Marks James, carpenter

Moss William, tailor

Reynolds Thomas Henry, coal dealer

Smith William, shopkeeper, &. post office

Thompson George, blacksmith

Townley John, boot & shoe maker

Townley John, saddler & harness maker

Wait Walter, farmer

Wright Thomas, shopkeeper

(NOTE BY R W Kendell: Walter Wait was my 2nd great grand uncle)

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