St. Dunstan's Street to Westgate Grove

John CALLOW, Grocer


James STONE, Gardener

Albert KAYES





No. 1


Will of Johyn PORREDGE of Westgate Court in the county of Kent near without the walls of the City of Canterbury, 27 July 1582.

William (1559-1637) m ca. 1587, Susan, dau. of John PORREDGE, of Westgate Court, Canterbury (Johnson?)

"...To my son, Henry BURLASE, my lease of the manor of Westgate Court, co. Kent, with its appurtenances, and the mills adjoining, which I hold of the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, at his age of 22." c. 1630

June 25, 1626, christening at St. Dunstan's of Thomas, son of Thomas ELLWOOD, Yeoman, dwelling in Westgate Court.

November 6 1655, St. Dunstan's, burial of John STREATER of Westgate Court

1800 Thus in Domesday, the hundred of Wesgate, and the manor of Westgate court, a principal one, belonging to the archbishop, are called the hundred and manor of Esture, and Sturfaete, from their situation near this river; and the manor of Esture, or Esteward, as it is vulgarly called, lying on this river likewise, about nine miles from Canterbury higher up, certainly took its name from it.

Saturday, August 9th, 1794 - A stack of hay, containing about 30 tons, belonging to Mr. Samuel BALDERSTON, of Westgate Court, near Canterbury, caught fire, by being carried too green; but by timely assistance of the inhabitants, and great activity of the military then quartered in the city, it was happily extinguished, or the consequences might have been very destructive, had it broken out at night, and communicated to the adjoining stacks and barns. KR1795

"Drawing of Tower House by Harriet Susan Minty of Westgate Court (where she lived and different to Tower House) in July 1832
Richard Veale Minty, Westgate Court in 1825 subscribers to Gostling. He had a son Rev. Edward Thurlow Minty, Curate of Fordham, Norfolk who died 23/11/1835. Richard V Minty b.1779 Salisbury m Maria Josepha Hibgame in Norwich in 1808. He was appointed storekeeper of Royal Powder Mills Faversham in 1810. A daughter, Harriet Susan Minty bapt Ospringe 20/9/1811, in Norwich in c.1841, married 5/11/1844 William Hallowes Miller of Cambridge a correspondent of Darwin who had to resign his Cambridge Fellowship on marriage."

"Marriage of Richard Veale Minty - Married at Norwich, Richard Veale Minty, esq., storekeeper of his Majesty's ordanance at Yarmouth, to Miss Maria Josepha Hibgame, daughter of the (late) Rev. Richard Edward Hibgame, rector of Stratton St. Michael." The Monthly Magazine Sept 1808

"Minty, Edward Thurlow: son of Richard Veale Minty, of Westgate Court, near canterbury. Born at Gorleston, Suff. School, Ashford, Kent, six years under Dr. Nance; afterwards private tuition, at home, under Mr. Hutchinson of Canterbury, a year and a half. Age 17. Admitted pensioner, Jan 15, 1827. B.A. 1831 (sen. op.; 2nd cl. Classics); M.A. 1834. Scholar, Mich* 1828 to L. Day 1831. Ordained deacon (Norw.) Oct. 7, 1832; priest (do.) Oct. 6, 1833. Curate of Fordham, Cambs. Died at Norwich of consumption, Nov. 23. 1835". Biographical history of Gonville and Caius college, 1349-1897

1825 subscriber to A walk in and about the city of Canterbury, Gostling, R. V. MINTY, Esq. Westgate Court, Canterbury

"Death, July 26, at Margate, aged 81, Mrs. CATES, widow of John CATES, esq. of Westgate Court, Canterbury." The Gentlemen's Magazine 1848

1858-59 Unclaimed stock in the bank of England (The Solicitor's Journal and reporter) Elizabeth CATES, widow, Westgate Court, Canterbury. One Dividend of £110 per annum Long Annuities. Claimed by William CHIPPINDALE, Charles CHIPPENDALE and Jacob BELL.

Death, April 4th At Cranbrook, aged 73, Susanna, eldest surviving daughter of the late Sam BALDERSTON, esq. of Westgate Court, Canterbury. The Gentlemen's Magazine 1858

J. R. BARRETT, Westgate Court, Canterbury 1922


No. 2


1872 Scholars of St. Paul's school - admitted July 4 - James Sydney HUNT, aged 13, son of James Hunt (deceased), Linden House, Canterbury. 1875. St. Bartholomew's Hospital


No. 3 - 6 renumbered 9 - 12 c. 1976




John PHILPOT, Labourer

John FAIRBRASS, Labourer

Elizabeth TERRY, Widow & son James TERRY, Labourer


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