Kent Villages, Towns & Public Houses - History, Genealogy & Trade Directories
Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
STOCKBURY is a small straggling village, four miles S.E. from Rainham, eight miles from Chatham, and seven miles N.E. from Maidstone. The church is a handsome building. The living is a vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. David Twopenny. The population in 1851 was 589 There is also a small Dissenting place of worship.
POST-OFFICE - Robert Seager, Receiver. Letters are received through Sittingbourne
Twopenny, Rev. David, Vicar.
Bing, John and James, farmers, Pett Farm
Brittenden, Joseph, wheelwright
Coulter, James, wood dealer and farmer
Coulter, Miss Caroline, Three Squirrels
Hales, Thomas, farmer and wood dealer
Hales, William, farmer and wood dealer
Hales, William, shoemaker
Harris, George, grocer and butcher
Hubbard, John, farmer, Cuckold's Corner
Jennings, John, Harrow
Read, Peter, parish clerk and master of free school
Read, Thomas, blacksmith
Seager, John, bricklayer and farmer
Seager, John, jun., bricklayer
Seager, Robert, shopkeeper
Sears, Robert, farmer, South Dean
Wood, Daniel, farmer, South Street