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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
BOBBING is a parish, one mile N.W: of Sittingbourne, and 10 from Rochester. The
population in 1851 was 411. The church is very ancient. The living is a
vicarage, in the patronage of the Rev. G. Simpson, and incumbency of the Rev. G.
S. Simpson. Key Street is on Watling Street, three quarters of a mile S.W.; Rose
Hill is half a mile S.W.; Merchant Street, half a mile west; Norwood, one mile
and a quarter west.
POST-OFFICE. - William Lucas, Receiver. Letters received through Sittingbourne,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.
Hinde, John Rigby, Esq.
Knight, Thomas, Esq.
Simpson, Rev. George, Rose Hill
Simpson, Rev. George Stringer, Rose Hill
Anderson, Mrs. Sarah, Half-Way House
Ashenden, Edward, brickmaker
Attwood, Jesse, hay merchant
Banks, Thomas, grocer, Key Street
Brenchley, James Charles, wheelwright
Golding, Hezekiah, farmer
Goord, John and Edward, millers
Gouge, William, farmer
Kitchingham, William, Key Inn, Key Street
Lucas, William, boot and shoe maker
Payne, Stapleton, Royal Oak
Petitt and Trowell, fruiterers
Vipond, David Wesley, academy
Wickens, George, shopkeeper