- Edward Hasted
Edward Hasted (
31 December 1732–1812) was the author of "The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent" (1788–99)
Hasted was born in
London, the son of Edward Hasted by his wife Ann of Sutton-at-Honenear Dartford, Kent. His grandfather, Joseph Hasted (1662–1732), had been employed as chief painter in the Royal Navyat Chatham dockyard, but he was also a skilled financier and as such was able to establish an annual income of £1,000. Hasted's father, Edward, became a wealthy barrister, and the young Edward Hasted was educated at The King's School, Rochester between 1740-1744. From there he went to Eton Collegeand Esher. After completing his education he began life following in his father's legal profession, spending a short time as a member of Lincolns Inn.
Hasted returned to his parents' home in Sutton-at-Hone and in July 1755 married the daughter of a neighbour, Anne Dorman. They acquired The Knights Hospitaller's manor house of
St. John's Jerusalem; and it was here that he wrote his "magnum opus". He attended the local church regularly and also sat on the West Kent Quarter Sessionsbench at Maidstone. The couple had two daughters and five sons, one of whom was also named Edward. In 1770 they moved to Canterburywhere they lived until 1789, by which time his finances were in total confusion, and although he sold of some of his estates, he sank deeper into debt. In 1790 he left his wife Anne and fled to France with another woman.
There he remained until the war with Napoleon drove him back home and into debtor's prison for almost seven years.
Released 1802, Hasted lived in poverty for five years until he was given the Mastership of Lady Hungerford's Almshouse in
Corsham, Wiltshire, by his friend William Bouverie, who had become Earl of Radnorin 1765. The Almshouse had been founded in 1668 by Lady Margaret Hungerford to provide homes for six (later eight) poor people and education for ten children. Hasted remained Master of the Almshouse from 1807 to 1812.
Hasted died in 1812, aged 79.
Hasted's great work on the history of Kent was first published 1788–99. A modern printing of his much-revised second edition (1797–1801) was published in 1972.
He also published separate titles on other places in the county, listed below.
* History of the Ancient and Metropolitical City of
* History of
* History of
* History of Gravesend
* History of
* History of
* History of Sandhurst
* History of
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue.asp?type=false&gid=99 Hasted's 'History of Kent'] : a full-text edition of some of the volumes of the second edition, as part of British History Online.
* "Kent 1800-1899: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century" Bob Ogley. Froglets Publications, 2003. ISBN 1-872337-51-1.
* On Hasted, and the development of the history of Kent, see C.R.J. Currie and C.P. Lewis (eds), "English County Histories. A Guide" (Stroud, Sutton, 1994), pp.208-15.
* A Scholar and a Gentleman: Edward Hasted, The Historian of Kent, Shirley Burgoyne Black. Darenth Valley Publications, Otford, Kent, 2001. ISBN 0-9507334-8-2
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Biddenden Maids — An 1869 drawing of the Biddenden Maids Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst (or Chalkhurst), commonly known as the Biddenden Maids, were a pair of conjoined twins supposedly born in Biddenden, Kent, in the year 1100. They are said to have been joined at… … Wikipedia
Royal Tunbridge Wells — Tunbridge Wells redirects here. For other uses, see Tunbridge Wells (disambiguation). Coordinates: 51°08′00″N 0°15′53″E / 51.1332°N 0.2647°E … Wikipedia
Wormshill — infobox UK place country = England static static image caption=St Giles Church, Wormshill official name= Wormshill latitude=51.284495 longitude=0.695613 os grid reference=TQ879574 london distance=mi to km|48|precision=0 population =198 shire… … Wikipedia
St Giles, Wormshill — Parish church name=St. Giles Church, Wormshill caption=The south wall of the church dedication = Saint Giles denomination = Church of England tradition = deanery = Sittingbourne archdeaconry = Maidstone diocese = Canterbury province = Canterbury… … Wikipedia
Plumstead — This article is about the district in London. For other places names Plumstead, see Plumstead (disambiguation) infobox UK place official name = Plumstead local name = country = England region = London region1 = static static image caption =… … Wikipedia
Ditton, Kent — Coordinates: 51°17′41″N 0°27′07″E … Wikipedia
Sharsted Court — Infobox Historic building caption=North west elevation name= Sharsted Court location town= Newnham location country= England architect= client= engineer= construction start date= 11th century completion date= date demolished= cost= structural… … Wikipedia
Ringlestone — infobox UK place static static image caption=Ringlestone Road leading to the Ringlestone Inn country =England official name=Ringlestone latitude=51.270239 longitude=0.692911 population= shire district=Maidstone shire county=Kent region=South East … Wikipedia
Gatton (family) — The Gatton or de Gatton family were a Anglo Norman land owning dynasty from Gatton in Surrey. Beginning with Hemfrid de Gatton they held significant parts of South East England, particularly in Kent, Sussex and Surrey during the 11th, 12th and… … Wikipedia
Margate — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Margate (homonymie). Margate … Wikipédia en Français