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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

THE CRAYS are four respectable villages and parishes, contiguous to each other, in the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, Ruxley hundred, and Bromley union, West Kent. The most important of the four villages is St. Mary Cray, with a population, in 1851, of 1,400. Next is Foot's Cray, which was formerly called Fore's Cray. It lies on the direct road from London to Maidstone, and is five miles from Bromley; the population of which, in 1851, was 369, and of North Cray, 570, and St. Paul's Cray, 554. Each of
these villages has its parish church; they are in the diocese of Canterbury.

SIDCUP is a populous hamlet, two miles N.E. of Chislehurst, and one mile N.W. of Foot's Cray. The church, dedicated to St. John, was erected in 1844, and is a neat edifice, in the Gothic style of architecture. Here is a Police station of the R division, at which petty sessions are held the second Monday in every month, for the Western Division of the county.

Boura, Edward, Esq., North End Villa | Martin, Thomas, Esq.


Blaker, Peter, barge owner
Brice, John, Plough
Burton, Mrs. Mary, beer retailer
Collier, William, farmer
Jordan, George, beer retailer
Smith, Joshua, baker, etc



Casselton, William, farmer
Tomlinson, Edwin, and Co., India Rubber Works



Joynson, Edmund Hamborough, Esq.
Joynson, Mr. William
Sloman, Rev. Samuel, Independent
Smith, Thomas Heckstall, Esq.
Watson, Rev. H., Curate

Public Houses in St Mary Cray


Ayre, Joseph, Black Boy
Bateman, John, grocer
Coll, Charles E., linen draper 
Cripps, William, chemist, grocer, and postmaster
Crowhurst, Thomas, butcher
Donmall, George, Five Bells
Dove, William S., baker
Duke, William, bricklayer
Dunn, Henry, grocer and baker
Figgiss, George, farmer
Fordham, William, butcher
Greenslade, Thomas, tailor
Hammond, George, farmer
Hardstone, John, wheelwright
Heather, Thomas, shopkeeper
Hills, William, bricklayer
James, Mrs. Frances, baker
Jeal, Havvey, boot and shoe maker
Jewell, Isabella, Bull Inn
Joynson and Son, paper manufacturers
Kelsey, William G., grocer and ironmonger
Lawrence, George, saddler
Mead, Thomas, Anchor
Messenger, George, baker
Moore, Joseph, beer retailer, etc
Packman, Thomas, Swan
Parson, John, cabinet maker
Reeves, George, carpenter
Smith, Robert James, plumber
Smith, Thomas H., surgeon
Snelling, Joseph, miller
Spearing, John, Red Lion
Spooner, Abraham, shoemaker
Stanger, Philip, draper, etc.
Stiles, Richard, ironmonger
Stiles, Thomas, blacksmith
Thames, John, shoe warehouse
Townsend, Robert, carpenter
Townsend, Philip, beer retailer
Tyman, William, police sergeant
Tyrrell, John, hairdresser
Walkden, Mrs. Mary, grocer
Whitmore, Thomas, currier and leather seller

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