All Saints

In consequence of the rapid melting of the snow, which commenced on Monday evening, a great number of houses in Canterbury were overflowed, and the furniture in many materially damaged. The thaw continuing all Tuesday, and the greatest part of Wednesday, occasioned the river Stour to spread its waters to a greater depth and extent than at any time since the year 1776, over all the adjoining low lands from Ashford to Sandwich haven. At noon on Wednesday, the flood increased so rapidly, that many houses in Stour Street, Beer cart lane, Lamb lane, Bests Lane, St. Radegund's bath, Pound Lane, part of St. Peter's, Cocklane, St. Dunstan's, and North Lane, had their ground floors laid under water, those nearest the river several feet deep. The inhabitants were obliged to betake themselves to their chambers for safety, and some families to leave their habitations. In the afternoon it again began to freeze, which probably in some measure checked the supplies of the torrent, and lessened its rapidity; and between ten and eleven at night the waters were perceived to subside, and in the morning marked their progress, by leaving the streets covered with broad and broken sheets of ice. TSMFeb1795


1830 Poll Book

William Hancock, Coachsmith, Lamb Lane

James Byrne, Victualler, Lamb Lane

Richard Key, Bricklayer, Lamb Lane

Thomas Best, Labourer, Lamb Lane

John W. Pond, Brawnmaker, Lamb Lane

Thomas White, Painter, Lamb Lane

Roger Martin, Cordwainer, Lamb Lane

Robert C. Cullen, Gentleman, Lamb Lane (unpolled)

William H. Cullen, Gentleman, Lamb Lane (unpolled)


No. 1

Julius Morgan, Clerk at the Soap Works &


No. 2

George Leigh Lye, Liutenant Colonel of the India Army List - retired &


No. 3

John PITTOCK, Basket Maker %

Henry L. DAVEY &


No. 4

William Henry CULLEN, Registrar to the Archbishops Church of Canterbury %

Robert Court CULLEN and Fabian Court CULLEN, assistants to the Registrar

Willaim Henry CULLEN Esq., Canterbury Subscriber to "Consuetudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851

F. C. CULLEN, Esq. Lamb Lane, Canterbury Subscriber to "Consuetudines Kanciae" by Charles Sandys 1851

*Fabian Court CULLEN, Canterbury, Kent (a prisoner in the Queen's Prison), Feb 12 at 11, London; Off. Ass. Edwards. The Jurist Feb 1, 1868

William H. CULLEN, Register of the Diocese of Canterbury &



James GEORGE %

Thomas WATTS, Officer of Inland Revenue %

Thomas ATKINS &



George OTTOWAY & wife Mercy, Victualler %


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