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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
PRESTON is a parish on the high road from Grove Ferry to Wingham, six and a half miles N.W. of Sandwich, and nine N.E. of Canterbury. The population in 1851 was 542. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The living is a vicarage in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The village, called Preston Street, is not large, and the church stands about a quarter of a mile to the west. Nash is half a mile south.
POST-OFFICE -Ralph Solley, Receiver. Letters received through Wingham, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.
Curtis, E., Esq. br /> Jenner, Rev. Henry L., M.A.
Toomer, Samuel E., Esq.
|Addley, Thomas, farmer
Burmap, Thomas, academy
Bushell, James, saddler
Bushell, John, farmer
Culmer, Charles, farmer
Dilnott, William, farmer
Farmaris, John, farmer
Gibbs, Edmund, shopkeeper
Gibbs, George, grocer, &o.
Goodson, Edward, farmer
Harris, John, Seven Stars
Knight, George, farmer
Laslett, Edward, tailor
|Martin, Jarvis, farmer
Martin, William, carpenter & wheelwright
Palmer, G., shopkeeper
Pryer, John, butcher
Ralph, Daniel, farmer
Robinson, George, miller
Robinson, John, farmer
Sayer, John, Swan
Solley, Ralph, shoemaker and post-office
Solley, Stephen, jun., and Charles, millers
Solley, Stephen, farmer
Warden, Stephen, wheelwright and blacksmith