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Bexley, Dartford, Bexley

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The 1911 census summary for Bexley, Bexley Heath & East Wickham

Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BEXLEY, with. BLENDEN, BRIDGEN, HALFWAY STEEET, HURST, and UPTON.
- Bexley is a village and parish, and suburban station of London, in the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone; is eight miles from Greenwich station, four from Abbey Wood, and four from Erith, on the North Kent line. The population in 1851 was 4,490. The church of St. Mary contains many ancient and curious monuments. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Harding, M.A. This parish contains the hamlets of Blenden, with a population of 128 ; Brigden, with a population of 143 ; Halfway Street, with a population of 418 ; and Upton, with a population of 176. There is a small neat church at Halfway Street, built and endowed by John Malcolm, Esq., of Lamerbey. The Rev. William Bilton, M.A., is
curate.

POST-OFFICE. - Mrs Mary Kelsey, Receiver. Letters arrive from Bexley Heath.

GENTRY

Bailey, Mrs.
Bothamly, Mrs., Parkhurst
Chapman, the Misses
Clout, Mr. Thomas
Cottingham, Edwin, Esq.
Croucher, Henry, Esq.
Cruikshank, Mrs., Parkhurat
Dashwood, Francis, Esq.
Dashwood, Lady Anne
Dunn, Mrs., Spring place
Ely, Mrs., Spring place
Fontaine, the Misses
Hanson, Mrs., Marie House
Harding, Rev. Thomas, M.A., Vicar
Hoskin, Rev. Charles H., Baptist Minister
Johnstone, Hugh, Esq.
Johnstone, Mrs.
Jones, Robert Owen, Esq.
Malcolm, John, Esq.
Preston, Miss
Rawson, Thomas Samuel, Esq.
Simpson, Mrs.
Smythe, Edward, Esq.
Swaisland, Mrs.
Taylor, Mr., Manor House
Williams, Miss, Spring place

Public Houses in Bexley & Bexley Heath

TRADERS.

Allen, Richard, beer retailer
Armstrong, C. J., boarding school
Axtell, Samuel and John, tanners
Ayres, John, farmer
Bailey, _, shopkeeper
Bath, Josiah, farmer
Bell, Mrs., farmer
Bratten, Mrs. Elizabeth, beer retailer
Carapkin, George, shopkeeper
Cannon, Stephen, miller
Clarke, the Misses, seminary
Coggershall, James, Fox and Hounds
Cologne, Joseph, hairdresser
Cooper and Hayward, brewers
Cottingham, Swaye, and Richardson, surgeons
Dann, Henry, timber merchant
Dann, Thomas, auctioneer, etc
Dowsett, George, beer retailer
Foot, John, tailor
Freemantle, William, general dealer
French, George, bricklayer
Fricker, Edward, tailor
Harrison, William, horse breaker
Hart, William, carpenter
Hoath, Martin Joseph, miller
Hook, R., farmer
Hutchinson, William, grocer
Kelsey, Mrs. Mary, grocer and draper
Kelsey, William, butcher
Kemp, Samuel, boot and shoe maker
King, Henry, beer retailer
Kyerday, Henry, baker
Lucas, Mrs. Mary, bricklayer
Morgan, James, smith, etc
Phipp, Robert, beer retailer
Sandy William, George
Saxelby, John, grocer, etc.
Sewell, William, farmer
Shearley, Thomas, butcher
Sowton, George, farmer
Stanley, George, George Inn
Staples, Michael, Tower
Staples, George William, beer retailer
Steel, Mrs. Elizabeth, saddle and harness maker
Stone and Son, coach makers
Stonex, James, King's Head
Venner, Richard, plumber and painter
Whiting, George, Coach and Horses
Williamson, Green, parish clerk

BLENDEN.

Smith, Oswald, Esq., Blenden Hall

TRADERS
Cousins, Thomas, blacksmith
Goose, John, the Blackbirds
Norris, Edward, wheelwright
Reeves, Mrs. Mary Ann, shopkeeper

BRIDGEN.

Hodgson, Mrs., Swiss Cottage

TRADERS
Poppleton, Mrs. Margaret, grocer
Scrivens, _, baker
Smith, Benjamin, Blue Anchor
Watkins, Daniel, farmer


HALFWAY STREET.

GENTRY.
Bilton, Rev. William, M.A.
Brown, Mr. Thomas
Lewin, Thomas, Esq.
Mann, William, Esq.

TRADERS.
Buxton, Robert, plumber
Hooker, William, butcher
Martin, John, farmer
Miskin, John, farmer
Mitchell, Charles, farmer
Picket, John, smith and farrier
Sly, Joseph, Black Horse
Ward, William, grocer



HURST.

Burton, Cicely and William, farmers

UPTON.

TRADERS.
Elms, Henry, hurdle maker
Elms, Robert, beer retailer
Parker, Thomas, carrier
Woods, Samuel, farmer

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
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