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Is situated on the south side of the county, nine miles west from New Romney, and 54 from London, in the direct road to Tenterden, on the banks of the river Rother.  It had anciently a market, which has long been disused, but has a fair in July.  Here is a court-leet, which extends itself over Town-borough and Horse-borough.  It is said, the sea flowed up formerly as far as this town.

Butler Abraham, Esq. (F.)


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Traders &c.

Adams Thomas, (F.) Grazier

Boon James, (F.) Grazier

Boon William, (F.) Grazier & Farmer

Boon John, (F.) Grazier

Boon Richard (F.) Grazier & Farmer

Boasden John, Blacksmith

Brown William, Carpenter

Eve John, (F.) Grazier

Geering Wm. (F.) Grazier & Farmer

Hodges Joseph, (F.) Grazier

Henley Samuel, (F.) Grazier

Hollons Thomas, Taylor and Draper

Hedger Daniel, Sadler

Munk John, (F.) Grazier

Munk George, (F.) Grazier

Munk Jeffery, sen. (F.) Grazier

Munk Jeffery, jun. (F.) Grazier

Munk John, (F.) Carpenter

Payne William, sen. (F.) Boot and Shoe-maker

Payne William, jun. Boot and Shoe-maker

Payne Edward, Peruke-maker

Palmer Matthew, (F.) Mason

Peckham William, Shopkeeper

Russell Thomas, (F.) Victualler

Relfe Joseph, Shopkeeper

Stricklan William, sen. Grazier

Stricklan William, jun. Grazier

Stricklan Edward, Grazier

Tilden Thomas, Grazier

Tolhurst William, Taylor and Draper

Wickhams Edward, Butcher

Source: The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791. Vol. 2.