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Erith, Dartford, Bexley

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

ERITH is an ancient parish and village, and has a railway station on the North Kent line, three miles from Dartford and seven from Gravesend; it was formerly a market town. The population in 1851 was 2,231. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The living is a vicarage; the Rev. Archdeacon Charles James Smith, M.A., is the incumbent,

POST-OFFICE. - Michael Hind, Postmaster. Money Orders are granted and paid at this Office.

Public Houses in Erith


Ayres, Benjamin, esq.
Beadle, Mrs.
Brown, _, esq.
Clarkson, _, esq.
Dowden, Edward, esq.
Eardley, Sir Culling, hart., Belvedere
Everett, William, esq.
Fookes, O., esq.
Golding, B,, esq.
Hall, Walter, esq.
Haynes, Mrs.
Humphreys, J. C., esq.
Hutchinson, John, esq. Vale Cottage
Knight, George H., esq., Wheatley terrace
Lumley, Mrs. George
Lutwish, E. R., esq.
Murrell, Arthur, esq,, R.N.
Penn, William, esq.
Reeves, James, esq., Pier road
Renshaw, James, esq,, Abbey Wood
Shaw, Charles, esq.
Sheffield, Mrs., Pier road
Sheffield, Miss .
Smith, Rev. Archdeacon, C. J., Vicar
Stranrnager, _, esq.
Tilley, _, esq.
Turner, Mrs.
Wells, Arthur, esq.
Williams, _, esq..
Wynn, _,esq.

Ash, Edward, plumber etc
Austen, Henry, linen draper
Barnard, James, watchmaker
Barnard, Miss, preparatory school
Barnes, Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Baugham, John M, grocer
Bayley, Henry, farmer
Bayley, James, grocer
Beadle, Charles jun., wharfinger
Benge, James, shopkeeper
Beny, Mr, beer retailer
Bignell, Edmund, coal merchant
Brown, Mrs Susannah, shopkeeper
Burton, William and Francis, gunpowder magazine
Chapnan, James, saddler
Chittendon, Thomas, barge master
Clement, William, farmer
Cole, Charles F., grocer, etc
Collins, Mrs., ladies' school
Coles, John, boot and shoe maker
Cook, George, baker
Cook, Robert, veterinary surgeon
Cottingham, Swayne, and Richardson, surgeons
Deane, Thomas, Crown
Debney, William (executors of), grocer
Dixon, Samuel, stationer
Dudney, Richard, boot and shoe maker
Egerton, William, clerk to ballast office
Eggar, Tapley, grocer
Farmar, Mrs. Mary, straw bonnet maker
Farmar, Thomas, toy dealer
Finmore, Lewis H., hairdresser
Flicker, Matthew, fruit grower
Fownes, William, Yacht Tavern and Commercial Inn
Fricker, James, tailor
Gilbert, William John, fruit grower
Gilbert, Mrs. Esther, farmer
Greathead, John, tailor
Greathead, George, tailor
Heath, George, surveying instrument maker
Hind, John, butcher
Hind, William, farmer
Hind, Michael, tailor and post-office
Hall, John, gunpowder magazine
Hutton, John and Ann, drapers, etc
Jarvis, Henry, White Hart
Jarvis, James, bricklayer
Jeuner, William, beer retailer
Kent, Thomas, chemist and druggist
Knapp, Henry, baker
Knight, George H., solicitor, Wheatley terrace
Lewis, Ralph, pilot, and lodging house
Maclure, Andrew, Pier Hotel
Martin, William, farmer
Miles, Richard, grocer
Parish, John, steward to ballast office
Pigous and Wilks, gunpowder magazine
Plant, Thomas, plumber, fee-
Player, William, fruit grower
Pryor, John, Running Horses
Rowland, Benjamin, wheelwright
Stannard, John, boot maker
Staples and Co., market gardeners
Stone, Mrs. Mary, Cross Keys
Stone, Robert, manager of brick and lime works
Stratton, William J., baker
Tinker, William, farmer
Tolhurst, Thomas, butcher
Warner, John, beer retailer
Warner, Mrs. Hannah, greengrocer
Watts, Alfred, greengrocer
Weatherhead and Bade, wheelwrights
Webber, Mr., Wheatley Arms
West, John, ironmonger
White, John B., and Sons, bookmakers
Whiting, George, plumber, glazier, &c.
Whiston, Thomas, fishmonger
Wilson, Thomas, shopkeeper
Woodhams, Mr., hairdresser
Woolridge, Francis William, baker


Butler, Edmund, farmer
Gilbert, Moses, jun., farmer
Kewell, John, beer retailer
Tinker, William, fruit grower


Barber, James, Crooked Billet
Beadle, Charles, farmer
Chaplin, William, fruit grower
Gosling, William, fruit grower


Bellingham, John, fruit grower
Bellingham, Lionel, fruit grower
Day, John, fruit grower
Hate, Thomas, fruit grower
Dunmall, Mr., Page's Arms


Gilbert, Mrs, Moses

Allen, John, farmer
Austin, John, farmer
Eves, James, fruit grower
Eves, John, fruit grower
Fletcher, John, blacksmith
Flicker, John, Eardley Arms
Smith, John, wheelwright

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