Knowlton (St. Clement)

KNOWLTON (St. Clement), a parish, in the union and hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 4¼ miles (S. E.) from Wingham; containing 27 inhabitants. The parish comprises 428 acres, of which 54 are in wood. The mansion-house was the residence of Sir Cloudesley Shovel, to whom it came by marriage with the widow of Sir John Harborough, whose two sons were drowned with Sir Cloudesley when his vessel was wrecked off the Scilly Isles. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 5. 2½., and in the patronage of Captain D'Aeth: the tithes have been commuted for £120; there are 13½ acres of glebe.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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