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Southborough, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

SOUTHBOROUGH is a village and parish, three miles south from the town of Tunbridge. The population in 1851 was l,327. The church is a neat and commodious building. The living is a perpetual curacy; the Rev. Stephen Langston, M.A., is the incumbent. Here is also a neat Wesleyan chapel.

POST-OFFICE.- George Wickenden, Postmaster. Letters arrive from Tunbridge Wells, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.


Bencrafts, Miss Elizabeth
Carr, Mrs.
Castte, Mrs Mary
Colebrook, Henry, Esq.
Conway, Mr. William, Merton Lodge
Crundwell, Mrs. Elizabeth
Crundwell, Mrs. Mary Anh
Deeds, Mrs. Harriet Margaret
Dive's, Mr. Jame's, Southborough Lodge
Estridge, Mrs. Mary, Southborough hill
Garling, Miss Sophia
Gay, Mrs. Elizabeth
Goldney, Rev. George, M.A.
Hardinge, Rev. Charles
Langston, Rev. Stephen, M.A, Parsonage
Lotherifigton, Mrs. Harriet
Middlemore,Mrs., Pennington place
Moore, Henry Talbot, Esq.
Newton, Mrs., Pennington place
Newton, Mrs. Louisa, Prospect Cottage _
Nichols, Mrs. Amelia
Parker, Miss Jane, Augusta Villa
Pott, Arthur, Esq., J.P., Bentham hill
Pugh, Mrs.
Roberts, Charles, Esq., Pennington place
Solomons, Alderman, M.P.
Saxby, Mrs. Dorothy Frances
Simpson, Miss
Stannus, Major
Weightman, Miss Rebecca
Welford, the Misses Harriet and Caroline

Public Houses in Southborough


Blofeld, Miss, mistress of infant school
Brown, Mrs Susan, shopkeeper
Brown, William, baker
Budger, William, millwright
Chantler and Crundwell, auctioneers etc
Chantler, John, grocer and draper
Chudley, Miss Eliza, mistress of national school
Clark, John, boot maker
Cole, Charles, beer retailer
Colebrook, Henry, surgeon
Coombridge, William and Henry, butcher
Corke, Edgar, painter and plumber
Crundwell, George, steward to Sir J. L. Goldsmid, bart,
Crundwell, William Thomas, and Henry, tanners, etc.
Draper, William, fly proprietor
Elphick, Mrs. Ann, milliner, etc
Elphick, Edward, hair dresser
Everest, John, cabinet maker
Field, Miss Eliza, dressmaker
Gallard, Alexander, carpenter
Gallard, Charles, builder
Gallard, Matthew, carpenter
Goldney, Rev. G,, M.A., boarding school
Harris, George and John, carriers
Hawkins, Anthony, basket maker
Johnson, William, farm bailiff
Jury, Stephen, farmer
Knowleg, Mrs. Elizabeth, straw bonnet maker
Knowles, John, miller and farmer
Lewis, EdwarcJ, baker
Martin, John,, cricket ball maker.
Milton, William, miller, etc
Morson, Charles, beer retailer
Neville, Nicholas, shopkeeper
Newnhand, George, Hand and Sceptre Family Hotel
Pack, James, shopkeeper
Pack, Thomas, bricklayer
Piper, Thomas, master of national school
Piper, William, seedsman
Randall, Richard, saddle and harness maker
Romary, Miss Sophia, linen 'manufacturer
Simmons, John, farmer
Skinner, Geprge, farmer
Spilsbnry, William, master of free school
Stidolph and Streatfield, coachmakers
Taylor, Charles, boot and shoe maker
Thorn, Henry, boot and shoe maker
Thorn, William, boot and shoe maker
Thorpe, David, builder
Tidy, Thomas, blacksmith, etc
Twort, William, boot maker
Upfield, George, tailor
Viner Charles, collector of poor rate for Speldhurst
Wallis, Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper
Walthew, the Misses, ladies' school
Wickenden, George, grocer, appraiser, etc
Wickens, Samuel, butcher
Wickham, William, cricket ball maker

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