Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MILTON

MILTON, a district and a hundred in the N of Kent. The district contains the parishes of Milton-next-Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Rodmersham, Kingsdown, Milstead, Bredgar, Tunstall, Borden, Sittingbourne, Tong, Murston, Bobbing, Newington, Hartlip, Rainham, Upchurch, Lower Halstow, and I wade. Acres, 35,409. Poor rates in 1863, £5,860. Pop. in 1851,12,026; in 1861, 14,775. Houses, 2,844. Marriages in 1863,115; births, 653,-of which 17 were illegitimate; deaths, 416,-of which 225 were at ages under 5 years, and 10 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60,965; births, 4,933; deaths, 2,778. The places of worship, in 1851, were 18 of the Church of England, with 5,849 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 940 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 30 s.; 8 of Wesleyans, with 1,014 s.; and 3 of Bible Christians, with 370 s. The schools were 14 public day-schools, with 1,201 scholars; 31 private dayschools, with 558 s.; and 23 Sunday schools, with 1,435 s. The workhouse is in Milton-next-Sittingbourne; and, at the census of 1861, had 93 inmates.-The hundred is in the lathe of Scray, and is nearly conterminate with the district.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a district and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: Milton PLU/RegD       Kent AncC
Place: Milton Regis

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