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Willesborough

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"WILLESBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of Chart, upper division of the lathe of Scray, county Kent, 2 miles S.E. of Ashford, and 9 N.W. of Hythe. It is situated on the high road from Ashford to Hythe, and includes the village of Alfred Town and the hamlet of Aylesford. The East Ashford Union workhouse is situated here. The Boys and Master families had seats here, and the impropriation formerly belonged to the monastery of St. Augustine at Canterbury. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £185, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The register dates from 1570."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]

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