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Mersham-le-Hatch 1947-2000
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Mersham-le-Hatch 1947-2000

Mersham-le-Hatch, Mersham, Ashford, Kent.

Mersham-le-Hatch 18th & early 19th century

These extracts are taken from "Mersham during the 18th and early 19th Centuries" by Jennifer Mills, with the kind permission of the author. Interesting reading, the whole can be found at http://mershamistery.wordpress.com/mersham-during-the-18th-and-19th-centuries/

Extracts:-

In earlier times ... the Knatchbull family provided much employment in the mansion at Hatch and on the Estate. The Revd. Joseph Price, Vicar of Brabourne from 1767 to 1786, listed those employed by Sir Edward, the 7th Baronet, as 1 butler, 2 gardeners, a gamekeeper or huntsman, a footman, and horse groom, a horsehelper, a horse coachman, a horse postillion, perhaps coachman's helper, perhaps waggoner, her (Sir Edward's wife's) maid, 3 children's maids, a housekeeper, her maid, 2 housemaids, 2 laundry maids, a dairy maid and 2 cooks. Finn also gives a list of "domestics in the establishment", presumably of Sir Edward, the 8th Baronet...

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The Caldecott Community at Mersham-le-Hatch - Application

SA/CA/5.9 A three page leaflet undated, written to explain:- The philosophy and workings of the Community; eligibility criteria of prospective children; and Fees. As it indicates that places are available, it was presumably written shortly after the Community took possession of Mersham-le-Hatch (1947) with the resultant excess of space over Hyde House..

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