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    Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.


    RAINHAM is a village, four miles from Rochester, east, and six miles from Sittingbourne, west. The population in 1851 was 1,155. The church is a handsome building, and stands close to the high road. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and incumbency of the Rev. John Poore, D.D. Lower Rainham and Rainham Quay are one mile north; Moor Street, half a mile east; Cozenton, half a mile north; Muckland, half a mile north; Metley Hill, two miles N.E.; Silvain, half a mile south; Sharp Green and Tweedale, two miles N. W., have a quay;
    Berengrave, Desborough, and Mardale, are places near here.

    POST-OFFICE - Caroline Bleeze, Receiver. The nearest Money Order Office is at Chatham.

    GENTRY.
    Abbott, Mrs. Mary
    Dodd, Mrs.
    Cole, Rev. George, Curate
    Walter, William, Esq., Barengrave House
    Watchurst, James, Mardale House

    Public Houses of Rainham

    TRADERS.

    Allen, Stephen, beer retailer
    Allsworth, William Joseph, tailor
    Allsworth, William Joseph, Lion
    Atkins, James, maltster
    Beaumont, Edward, boot and shoe maker
    Bleeze, Caroline, baker and post-office
    Boorman, Edward, wheelwright
    Burley, William, tailor
    Dennis, Thomas, shopkeeper, Lower Rainham
    Dodd, Thomas, farmer
    Eyerist, W. B., surgeon
    Gilbert, Thomas, farmer
    Gorrett, Edward, saddle and harness maker
    Green, Daniel, farmer
    Harris, George, Cricketers
    Knight, Thomas, Three Mariners
    Kitchingham, Henry, George and Dragon
    Langley, George, nursery and seedsman
    Maddocks, Robert, butcher
    Mansfield, James, farmer
    Miles, James Luke, farmer  
    Moss, William, grocer and draper
    Packman, William H., farmer
    Paye, Elizabeth, corn factor
    Penfold, Henry, surgeon
    Phillpott, Thomas, gardener, etc.
    Pope, George, blacksmith
    Prentis, Walter, farmer
    Rich, Charles, farmer
    Ritchingham, William, beer retailer
    Sayer, Charles, White Horse
    Simmons, Joseph, wheelwright, etc.
    Stevens, Thomas, market gardener
    Smart, William, farmer
    Taylor, James, carpenter
    Taylor, James, jun., plumber and glazier
    Turner, George, shopkeeper
    Wakely,Thomas (executors of), farmers, etc.
    Watson, Robert, butcher
    Watson, Robert Durrant, farmer
    Wilkins, James, farmer
    Wyles, Thomas, beer retailer and shopkeeper

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