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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

CHARING is a small town at the foot of the Chalk Scarp in the high road from Ashford to Maidstone; thirteen miles from the latter S.E., and six miles N.W. from the former, and forty seven miles from London. The church is an ancient building; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's; the Rev. Francis Blackburne Tate, M.A., is the incumbent. The population in 1821 was 1,821. Swan Street is one mile and a half west; Charing Heath two miles west; Burley one mile and three quarters west; Newlands one mile and a half S.W,; Crow's Hale one mile and a half north; Stockwood Head one mile N.E.; Spitgate one mile east; Westwell and Leaton ope mile S.E. Eath is a small village. Bockton, Barnneld, Acton and Dormstone are other places.

POST OFFICE - John ackett, Receiver. Money Orders are granted and paid at this Office.

Bates, Mr. Horace
Campbell, Robert, Esq.
Groves, Capt. Stephen Percy, Moat house
Harris, Mr. William Sayer,
Morice, Rev, Charles
Norwood, Edward, Esq.
Rachell, Mr. Thomas
Saunders, John, Esq., Claremont villa
George Edward, Esq., Magistrate, Pett place


Amos, John, King's Head & Posting house
Ashbee, Joseph Miller, Field mill
Ash by, Ambrose, farmer, Heath
Ashwell, Baker, draper
Boorman, Thomas, blacksmith
Boorman, George, grocer
Brenohley^ Joseph, farmer, Stone hill
Cackett, John, hairdresser
Chambers, James, farmer, Barnfleld
Cheesman, Eliz. Mrs., tailor and glover
Cheesman, John, farmer, Acton
Cheesman, John, saddler
Cheesman, Robert, farmer, Burleigh
Cheesman, William, farmer
Cheesman, Edward, Swan Hotel and Posting House
Clifton, Mrs., shopkeeper
Coast, Thomas, carpenter
Coppins, Joseph, shopkeeper
Day, Francis, farmer, Dormstone
Down, George, beer retailer
Elvey, Norris, grocer and provision merchant, and stamp distributor
Foster, Joseph, farmer, Newland
Heritage, Henry, greengrocer
Histed, Edward, maltster and brewer
Horton, John, wheelwright, Heath
Humphrey, John, draper and toy dealer
 Hyder, George and Richard, carpenters and builders
Jenkins, George, farmer, Stocker's head
Jennings. Henry, Red Lion, Heath
Jennings, Richard Chapman, miller and butcher
Judges, Mrs., bricklayer
Martin, William, boot and shoe maker, and draper
Murton, John, farmer, Pett farm
Norwood, Edward, solicitor
Paine, Edward, butcher
Payne, Samuel John, plumber, glazier and painter
Piper, Alfred, tailor
Robinson, Mark Anthony, surgeon
Smith, John, blacksmith, Heath
Stanford, James, blacksmith
Streeter, George, tallow chandler, melter, and grocer
Tipping, William, clock and watch maker
Wallis, Thomas, shoemaker
Whorlow, William, baker
Wilks, Charles, surgeon
Wood, John, wheelwright
Woodgate, John, glover
Worger, Henry, baker and grocer
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