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Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

HAWKHURST, a small town and parish three miles N.W. from Eclingham station, and five S.W. from Cranbrook, is in the hundred of East Barnfield and Cranbrook union, lathe of Scray, West Kent, and partly in Sussex. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is an ancient edifice. The living is a perpetual curacy in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford; the Rev. H. A. Jeffreys is the incumbent. The population in 1861 was 2,704. Scales Crouch is half a mile west; Delmonden, one
mile N.W.; High street and Highgate, half a mile north; Lightfoot Green, one mile and a half north; Trenley, two miles north; Tubslake, three miles north; Gill's Green, two miles north; Beal's Green, one mile and a half north; Hocksley, one mile north; Four Wents, three miles north; Atwater, three miles north; Tilden, two miles and a half N.W.; Gun Green, one mile N.W.; 3?our Throws, one mile east. 

POST-OFFICE. - Richard Harvey, Receiver. Letters are received through Staplehurst


Adams, Richard D., Esq.
Ayerst, Francis, Esq.
Ayerst, Thomas, Esq.
Baker, Mrs. Jane
Beckwith, William, Esq., Magistrate
Beecham, William Pain, Esq.
Bell, John L., Esq.
Bryant, John, Esq.
Clarke, Mrs.
Cloutt, Mrs.
Durrant, Mrs. Lettice
Fisher, Mrs. Elizabeth
French, George, Esq.
Gower, A., Esq.
Green, Richard, Esq.
Gregson, the Misses
Harmer, William, Esq.
Hartnell, Mrs.
Herschell, Sir John, Bart., Collingwood House
Hood, Mrs. Ann
Jeffreys, Rev. Henry Anthony
Jennings, Joseph, Esq.
Lloyd, Edward, Esq.
Maynard, Henry, Esq.
McCabe, Peter Francis, M.D.
Morris, Mr. Matthew
Perigoe, Mrs.
Piper, Jesse, Esq.
Rolfe, John, Esq.
Rolfe, Mrs.
Robertson, James, Esq.
Springett, John, Esq.
Springett, Thomas B., Esq.
Stevenson, George Robert, Esq.
Upperton, John, Esq.
Wetherell, Rev. Richard
Young, Mrs. Elizabeth
Young, Francis Ayerst, Esq.


Adams, George T., grocer and draper
Adams, John, butcher
Avard, John, farmer
Ayerst, Thomas, farmer and miller
Ayerst, George, farmer
Ballard, Caleb, shoemaker
Bannister, William, boot and shoe maker
Barham, John, tea dealer
Barham, George, watch maker
Barnett, Edward, nurseryman
Bassett, John, shopkeeper
Bishop, James, farmer
Beecham, William Pain, solicitor
Callow, John S., farmer
Chapman, Joseph, tailor
Chapman, Miss, dressmaker
Cheeseman, Edmund, grocer
Cheeseman, Jesse, saddler
Cheeseman, John, beer retailer
Collier, William, miller
Comfort, Ebenezer, wheelwright
Cooper, Charles, beer retailer
Coppinger, Henry, tailor
Couchman, Thomas, china and glass dealer
Couchman, Mrs Sarah, day school
Croft, Alfred, George and Dragon
Cruttenden, Timothy, basket maker
Davis, Edward, builder
Delves, David, draper
Doubell, James, chemist, stationer and news agent
Doubell, William, tax collector
Durrani, Samuel, registrar of births and deaths
Durrant, Francis, farmer
Durrant, John; farmer
Durrant, John Mercer, farmer
Durr'ant, Thomas Mercer, farmer
Grisbrook, Thomas, butcher
Guess, George, blacksmith
Guest, Mrs. Sarah, straw hat maker
Hall, Obed, grocer and draper
Hall, William, baker
Hammond, Edmund, farmer
Harris, Thomas, watchmaker
Harvey, Maty, statiorier and bookseller
Harvey, Mrs. Jane, milliner, &c.
Harvey, Mrs. Mary Jane, tailor
Harvey, Richard, builder, ironmonger, and postmaster
Hayward, _, plumber, &c.
Huggins, Peter, shopkeeper
Huggins, William, beer retailer
Hutchins, Henry Peter, Queen's Head
Jewhurst, William, grocer
Kilburne, Goodwin, academy
Kine, Samuel
Law, George,' beer retailer
Leonard, John, Royal Oak
Lepper, William, shopkeeper
Lovett, John, farmer
Mansfield, Thomas, hairdresser
Marchant, Geddion, baker
Maskell, James, baker
Maskell, William, bricklayer
Message, John, carpenterMills, George, farmer
Ottaway, Mrs. Mary, saddler
Padgham, John, butcher
Pankhurst, William, shopkeeper
Parker, Thomas, tea dealer
Piper, Henry, bricklayer
Piper, William, stonemason
Port, Mrs. Ann, day school
Reeves, Francis, farmer
Reeves, James, boot and shoe maker
Roberts, James, boot and shoe maker
Roberts, Samuel, boot and shoe maker
Russell, George; miller
Robertson, James, surgeon
Sands, Richard, blacksmith
Sellinge, Samuel, blacksmith
Sellman, William, farmer
Southern, William, farmer
Springett, Thomas B. solicitor
Stapley, William, beer retailer'
Stedman, George, plumber, &c.-
Taplin, George, gardener and seedsman
Tobitt, Edmund, farmer, &c.
Tobitt, Thomas, farmer
Thwaite, Charles, Bight Bells
Upperton, John, solicitor
Waghorn, John, blacksmith
Walker, Join, horse dealer
Warren, William, millwright
Watts, Thomas, farmer
Wicken, James, brewer and beer retailer
Wightwick, Humphery, farmer
Williams, Samuel, hairdresser
Willsher, George, farmer
Winsor, Edward, butcher
Woolvein, John, grocer and- draper
Young, Francis Ayerst, surgeon

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