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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.

    GENTRY,
    Curtis, E., Esq. br /> Jenner, Rev. Henry L., M.A.
    Toomer, Samuel E., Esq.

    TTRADERS.

    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

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