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Brenchley, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BRENCHLEY is a parish, and village, seven miles from Tunbridge Wells, two miles and a half from the Maidstone junction station, and 12 miles and a half south from Maidstone, The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient building, built of stone. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Courthope family. Here is also a Wesleyan chapel. The population of this parish in 1861 was 2,693.

The hamlet of Matfield Green is about, one mile and a half west, in which there are several genteel residences, and a neat Baptist chapel.

POST-OFFICE. - William Carman, Receiver. Letters arrive through Cranbrook. The nearest Money Order Offices are at Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells.


Bourne, Mrs.
Dickenson, William, Esq.
Finton, Mrs.
Hooker, Stephen, Esq.
Hooten, Mr. William
Joy, Mrs.
Marchant, Mrs.
Monckton, Mrs. Ann
Monckton, John, Esq.
Monckton, Stephen, Esq.
Neal, Thomas, Esq.
Roberts, Philip, Esq.
Ruxton, Henry Hay, Esq.
Shindler, Rev. Robert
Welch, Rev. Andrew, Curate
Westear, Henry, Esq.
Whittle, Edward Henry, Esq.

public houses in Brenchley


Allcock and Chittenden, Blue Boys
Apps, Aaron, Castle Inn
Apps, William, farmer
Argyles, _, farmer
Attwood, James, beer retailer
Austen, George, farmer
Austen, George, carpenter
Austen, Henry, farmer
Austen, Henry, nurseryman
Austen, James, carpenter
Avard, George, beer retailer
Avard, John, boot and shoe maker
Avard, William, boot and shoe maker
Baldock, John, farmer
Barden, Henry, beer retailer
Barton, Charles, beer retailer
Barton, Charles, grocer
Bates, Samuel, farmer
Beecher, Edward, farmer
Betts, Misses Ellen and Ann, ladies' school
Boorman, William, draper
Boorman, William, grocer
Boorman, William, miller
Bowyer, Edward, farmer
Burr, George, farmer
Carman, William, Rose and Crown
Cheesman, John, beer retailer
Cheesman, Thomas, farmer
Clapoon, Mrs., grocer, etc,
Clarke, Mrs. Mary, farmer
Clarke, Mrs., miller
Clarke, Mrs., farmer
Curde, John, boot and shoe maker
Dann, Samuel, blacksmith
Dann, Thomas, farmer
Dann, William, farmer
Dartnell, Henry, boot maker
Daw, Henry, farmer etc
Diamond, Ambrose G, land surveyor
Dray, Henry, butcher
Drury, Edward, beer retailer
Edwards, _, Bull
Else, George, corn dealer
Featherstone, George, nurseryman
Ferris, John, farmer
Ford, James, carpenter
Fowle, John, farmer
Green, Francis, farmer
Guest, Thomas, blacksmith
Hanbury, Thomas, shopkeeper
Hartnup, William, farmer
Henham, John, blacksmith
Henham, Richard, blacksmith
Hocken, William, farmer
Hodges, Edward, boot maker
Hodges, William, carpenter
Hallamby, Stephen, farmer
Homewood, John, miller
Hope, John, farmer
Huggett, Ira, wheelwright
Jarrett, William, beer retailer
Jarrett, Edward, boot and shoe maker
Joy, Albert, farmer
Joy, Alexander, bricklayer
Joy, Alfred, carrier
Joy, Amos, farmer
Joy, Miss Ann, ladies' school
Joy, Edward, baker and farmer
Joy, Thomas, bricklayer
Lawrence, John, butcher
Lawrence, William, butcher
Manwaring, Mrs, farmer
Manwaring, Thomas, farmer
Mercer, Adam, nurseryman
Monekton, Edward, farmer
Monckton, Stephen, surgeon
Morfitt, John, farmer
Newnham, James, farmer
Noakes, William, farmer
Orgles, William, farmer
Overy, Charles, farmer and brick maker
Pemble, Isaac William, farmer
Pierson, George, shopkeeper
Poxon, William, farmer
Prall, John, nurseryman
Queen, Mrs., farmer
Ranger, Richard, farmer
Reader, Henry, farmer
Reeve, Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Richardson and Daws, farmers
Sharpe, Thomas William, shopkeeper
Smith, William, farmer and beer retailer
Smashall, Alexander, carpenter
Standing, George, beer retailer
Standing, John, haircloth maker
Thirkill, George, farmer
Thompson, George, tailor
Towspett, William, auctioneer
Tucker, Joseph, farmer
Waghorne, William, farmer
Waghorne, Samuel, farrier
Waterman, John, farmer
Waterman, John, farmer
Webb, Robert, Maidstone Road Inn
Wells, James, tailor
Wenham, Joseph, Star
Wheeler, John, farmer
Whiteman, George, farmer
Wickins, Thomas, grocer
Winshurst, Thomas, farmer
Wittle, Edward Henry, surgeon
Worsley, John, boot and shoe maker

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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