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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

CRAYFORD is a small ancient town, two miles north of Erith station, sixteen miles from London by railway and thirteen miles by road, and one mile and a half west from Dartford. The rover Cray crosses the town, The population in 1851 was 2,935. There are several extensive silk and calico printing establishments. The church of St. Paulinus stands on an emionence at the upper end of the twon, and is a very commodious edifice. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Thomas Austen, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Morland Austen, M.A. There is an elegant Catholic chapel, and a place of worship for the Baptists.

POST-OFFICE. - Mrs. Sarah Buck, Receiver. Letters arrive through Dartford, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Public Houses in Crayford & Crayford 1911 pub history census summary


Austen, Rev. Henry Morlandj M.A., Rectory House
Donoven, Rev. A. David, Catholic
Evans, David, Esq.
Grantham, John, Esq.
Grantham, John, Esq., F.R.C.S.
Harris, Thomas, Esq.
Heath, George, Esq.
Horner, Edward, Esq.
Hoskins, Rev. Charles Henry, Baptist
Jackson, John, Esq.
Langdale, Rev. George Augustus
Lloyd, Robert, Esq.
Longlands, Rev. W. A., Curate
Reeves, James, Esq.
Swaisland, Charles, Esq.
Tibbetts, Thomas, Esq.
Wreford, Samuel, Esq., Manor House


Amos, Joseph, builder
Amsley, George, Bull's Head
Benton, Charles, haberdasher, etc.
Briskel, George, Swan
Buck, Mrs. Esther, shopkeeper
Buck, Mrs. Sarah, shopkeeper and postmistress
Bull, Hezekiah, farmer
Clements, William, beer retailer
Collier, Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer
Collings, Thomas, farmer, Mill lane
Cook, John, shopkeeper
Cook, William, baker
Cooper, John, saw mills
Dennis, Mrs. Charlotte, beer retailer
Dormer, Robert, boot and shoe maker
Durrant, Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Evans, David and Co., silk and shawl printers
Eves, Robert, market gardener
Finch, Mrs. Mary, linen draper
Fordham, Robert, beer retailer
Franklin, James, baker
Giles, Mrs. Sarah, school
Goulds, Michael R., greengrocer
Groombridge, Mrs. Sarah, fruit grower
Hill, William, Bull Inn
Holms, Mrs. Mary Ann, herb seller
Hood, Frederick, baker
Idenden, Thomas, butcher
Kemp, Joseph, tailor
Killick, William, beer retailer
Knott, Edward, Duke's Head
Mabey, Edwin, tailor and hatter
Mace, Mrs. Rebecca, farmer
Messenger, Henry, Bear Commercial Inn
Miles, Mrs. Ann, farmer
Mitchell, Mrs. Elizabeth, Roebuck
Moulder, William, Swan
Owen, John, farmer
Pain, Joseph, farmer
Phillips, Thomas, Lord Hill Tavern
Pullen, Henry, Bull
Purssord, William, grocer, etc
Redsell, John, boot and shoe maker
Redsell, Thomas, cow keeper
Reed, Richard, boot and shoe maker
Reynolds, James, coal merchant
Robinson, James, baker
Robinson, William, farmer
Roots, Martin, butcher
Russell, John, shopkeeper
Saxton, James, and Son, wine and spirit merchants
Scudder, William, coal dealer
Sedgwick, Samuel, chemist
Sevenoaks, William, plumber, etc.
Sewell, Joseph, cooper
Stone, Philip, butcher
Stoneham, Edward, farmer
Stoneham, Frederick, farmer
Strickland, Samuel, miller
Swaisland, Charles, silk and calico printer
Thomson, John, baker
Tomey, Edward, bell hanger
Upton, James, Jolly Farmers, and saw mills
West, David, grocer etc
Whiffin, William, carpenter
Whitehead, John, baker
Wilder, George, cow keeper
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