New Romney, Romney Marsh, Ashford with Shepway

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

NEW ROMNEY is a small town, 20 miles from Dover, 14 from Ashford, and eight S.E. from Appledore station. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas, and is a handsome building, in the Norman style of architecture. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of All Souls College, Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. Richard Smith, B.D. There is also a Baptist and Wesleyan chapel here. The population in 1851 was 1,053. Here is a small
gaol and union workhouse, market house and assembly room; a County Court is held every month. Honeychild is one mile and a half north.

POST-OFFICE. - James Vidgen, Postmaster. Money Orders are granted and paid at this office.

Old Romney is a small parish, two and a half miles from New Romney.
The living is a rectory in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The
Rev. John Foord, M.A., is the vicar. The parish contains 130 inhabitants.

Letters received through New Romney, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.


Ainsworth, Rev. James, Baptist minister
Buckhurst, Mrs. Sarah
Chittenden,' Mrs. Jane
Coates, O., Esq.
Cobb, Thomas, Esq.
Cowin, Mrs. Frances
Harrison, Mr. Edmund, Ivy Lodge
Mann, Mrs. Elizabeth
Parton, Mrs. Mary
Piddlesden, Mrs. Jane
Piddlesden, Mr. Thomas
Russell, Miss Jane
Russell, John, Esq., magistrate
Smith, Rev. Richard, B.D.
Stringer, William, Esq.
Walker, Henry Bachelor, Esq., magistrate

Public Houses in New Romney

Ashdown, William, blacksmith
Austin, John, carrier
Ayres, Mrs. Ann, ironmonger, plumber,&e.
Baker, John, boot and shoemaker
Baker, Edwin, builder
Boorman, Thomas, sawyer
Boosey, Mrs. Ann, baker and confectioner
Bourn, William, wheelwright
Buss, Thomas, New Inn
Butler, Frederick, baker
Butler, Thomas, painter
Catt, Daniel, carrier
Cherry, Edward, sergeant of mounted coast guard
Coates, 0., farmer and grazier
Cobb, William, wheelwright
Cooper, Thomas, fellmonger
Cowen, Matthew, grazier
Crux, Richard, greengrocer
Dadd, John, chemist and druggist
Dalby, Thomas, master of national school
Dalby, Mrs., mistress of national school
Daniel, John, baker
Dowle, James, boot and shoe maker
Everist, William Alexander, solicitor
Finn and Buss, appraisers and Auctioneers
Gilbert, Jeffrey, watch and clockmaker
Gravett, George, draper and grocer, and stamp distributor
Green, Edward, grazier
Harper, Joseph, collector of rates for the Romney Union, agent to the Kent Fire and Life Office, Standard Life Office and Secretary to the Gas Works
Harrison, William, superintendent registrar of births, deaths, and marriages and master of union workhouse
Harrison, William Wallace, registrar of births and deaths, and relieving office for Romney Marsh district
Hills, Brothers, carriers
Hippisley, C. J., Inspecting Lieutenant Dengeness division
Hutchinson, Joseph, maltster
Hoskins, Thomas, tailor
Hoskins, William, grazier and farmer
Humphery, John, coal merchant
Humphery, John, registrar of marriage and clerk to the Board of Guardians

Jarrett, Henry, upholsterer & beer retailer
Johnson, James, saddle and harness maker
Keeler, Richard, beer retailer
Mann, Alfred, hairdresser and beer retailer
Morris, G. B., grocer and draper
Masey, Edwin, builder and beer retailer
Masey, George, builder and beer.vetailer
Masey, George, sen., builder
Masey, John, brickmaker
Mittell, Mrs. Elizabeth, grocer
Mittell, Miss Harriet, academy
Mortley, Joh», grazier, farmer, auctioneer, high bailiff for the County Court
Page, Henry, coal merchant and farmer
Pankhurst, William, shoemaker
Parsons, James and Alfred, drapers and grocers
Pearson, Richard, wheelwright and carpenter
Piddlesden, Thomas, grazier and farmer
Pocock, John, gardener
Prebble, John, jun., wine and spirit merchant
Rayner, Henry, Ship Inn
Roberts, John Thomas, M.D., and surgeon
Russell, John, grazier
Sherwood, Richard, carrier
Simpson, Henry J., tailor
Smith, William, butcher
Smith, William B., farmer
Snoad, William Boorman, butcher
Spencer, Robert,.miller
Spony, James, boot and shoe maker
Stone, Charles, stone mason
Stringer, William, solicitor
Stringer and Eyerist, solicitors
Tunbridge, John, bricklayer
Terry, Robert, farmer 
Tunbridge, T. T., grazier arid stock salesman
Turner, Thomas, Town .Hall keeper and Mayor's sergeant
Vidgen, Miss Elizabeth, school
Vidgen, James, stationer, postmaster, and tailor
Waghorn, George, gas superintendent
Wellden, John, jun., baker
Wellden; John, sen;, licensed to let horses and carriages
Wellden, William, butcher
Wiles, John, blacksmith, painter, and carpenter
Wood, Benjamin and Son, surgeons
Woolett, Thomas, school
Wraight, Edward, butcher

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