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Rye – Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867

Postmistress – Mary Ann Lindridge, High street
Letters are registered from 9 a.m. till 8.45 p.m. Arrivals: London Hastings & Brighton mails arrive 6.45 a.m.; Dover down mail, 6.45 a.m.; London day mall, 2 p.m. Dispatches:- London day mail, 10.45 a.m.; Dover, 3.45 p.m., London night mail, 9.45 p.m. Box closes for London night mail, 9.15, & the other malls 10 minutes previous to dispatch
POST OFFICE, Rye Harbour.- William Hembrey, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.30 P.M.

Capt. Lauchlan Bellingham Mackinnon, R.N. Ormley lodge, Ham; United Service & Reform Clubs S.W., & 93 Belgrave road, London S.W.

Atlas Fire & Life, Henry Edward Paine, South row
Clerical, Medical & General Life, Charles Frederick Lewns, High street
Colonial Life, Horace Cuerton, esq. High street
Guardian, H. P. Clark
Kent Fire & Life, Charles Thomas, High street
Law Fire, Ellman, Whitworth & Tanner, West street
Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Isaac Parsons, 7 High street; William Watson, High. street; & John Tyrrell, East street
London Assurance, T. B. Ayerst
Norwich Union Fire & Life, George Frise
Phoenix Fire, Robert Alce, High street
Reliance Life, R. Chatterton, 76 High street
Royal Fire & Life, Thomas Stonham, High street; John Chapel Vidler, 36 Mermaid street
Royal Exchange Fire & Life, Charles Taylor, High street
Royal Farmers’, James C. Vidler, Mint house, High st.
Standard Life, George Smith, Watchbell Street
Star Fire & Life, William. McDiarmid, High street
Sun Fire & Life, David Taylor, High street
United Kingdom Temperance & General Life, William Golden, Strand
West of England Fire & Life, Edmund Gibbons Vennall, High street

County Court, held every second month, William Furner, esq. judge, 18 Palmeira square, Brighton; George Slade Butler, registrar, Watchbell street; William Campbell Furner, high bailiff, Brighton
Custom House, Strand, John King Groom, collector; William Taylor, examining officer; Thomas Playford, out-door officer; Edwin Kitchen Lewns, out-door officer
Gaol & Police Station, Gun gardens, Parker Butcher, governor
Salvage Commissioners, Strand, Richard Curteis Pomfret, esq. J.P. county & borough; James Collins Hoad, shipbuilder; Thomas Smith Pix, esq. J..P. county; James Fowlis Plomley, esq. J.P. borough; William McDiarmid, esq. J.P. borough; Alexander Bishop Vidler, merchant, J.P. borough; John King Groom, collector of Her Majesty’s Customs at the Port of Rye; Edwin Nathaniel Dawes, esq. registrar
Sub-Commissioners of Pilotage, Strand, John King Groom, Captain John Hughes, Captain William Smith
Gas Works, High street, George Slade Butler, esq. sec.; Charles Thomas, superintendent
Inland Revenue Office, Cinque Port Arms hotel, Cinque Ports street
Mechanics’ Institution, High street, Samuel Peacock, secretary
Museum, King street, Edward Thomas Gasson, proprietor
Railway Station, William Hunt, station master
Rye Building Society, Ellman, Whitmarsh & Tanner, West street, solicitors
Rye Cattle Market Company (limited), Ellman, Whitmarsh & Tanner, solicitors; H. E. Paine, secretary
Rye Cemetery, George Slade Butler, esq. Watchbell street, clerk & registrar
Rye Harbour Master’s Office, Strand, Capt. Stephen Britt, harbour master
Rye Mutual Marine Assurance Association, Henry Stocks, secretary
Town Hall & Market House, Market street
Union Workhouse, Rye hill, Edward Bartley, master, Mrs. Mary Ann Bartley, mistress
Working Men’s Institution, Cinque Ports street; W. J. Rubie & R. French, secretaries

Agent to Lloyd’s, Consular Agent of France, Vice-Consul to Sweden & Norway, Vice-Consul of the Hanseatic Republic of Hamburg, Bremen & Lubeck, Austria & Denmark, Agent to the Underwriters of Hamburg, Lubeck, Bremen, Dunkirk, Paris, Sweden Bordeaux, Dresden & New York & London Maritime Alliance Association, A. B. Vidler, Strand
Clerk of the Peace, Clerk to Burial Board & Registrar to County Court, Geo. Slade Butler, esq. Watchbell st
Clerk to the Rye Union, & Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Henry Edwards Paine, Pump street
Deputy Registrar of Births & Deaths, Charles Thomas, West street
Collector of Poor Rates & Taxes, James Duberley, High street
Relieving Officer, John Smith, who resides at Iden
Distributor of Stamps, David Taylor, High street
Town Clerk, Notary & Clerk to the County & Borough Magistrates, Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes, Clerk to the Commissioners of Rye Harbour, & Vestry Clerk, Edwin Nathaniel Dawes, High street
Town Crier & Bill Poster, James Vennall, Island yard

St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Barrington Stafford Wright, M.A. surrogate in the archdeaconry of Lewes, vicar; Rev. Thomas Lewis, curate
Baptist Chapel, Rev. William Gill, minister
Independent Chapel, Watchbell street, Rev. John Thomas Willmore, minister
Independent Chapel, Bridge pl. Rev. David Jenkyn, minister
Wesleyan Chapel,
Calvinist Chapel, Spring place, ministers various

National Cinque Ports street, James Pitt Budden, master; Mrs. Rhoda Russell Budden, mistress
Peacock’s & Saunders’s, High street, George Easton, master; Miss Louisa Freeman, infants’ mistress
Rye Telegram, published on saturdays (Benjamin Burkett Stuchbery, proprietor, printer & publisher), 99 High street
South Eastern Advertiser, published on saturdays (Isaac Parsons, proprietor, printer & publisher), 7 High street

Cinque Ports Arms hotel, George Austin, Cinque Ports st
George hotel, Richard Smith, High street
Crown Railway inn, Isaac Wright

APPLEDORE – J. Law, from George tap, wed. & sat
BREDE – Griffin, to & from George tap, wednesday; Moses Miller, from George tap, every wednesday
BROOKLAND – Jesse Apps, from George tap, wed. & sat
CRANBROOK & HAWKHURST – Barnes, from George tap, tuesday, thursday & saturday
ICKLESHAM – John Colegate, from George tap, monday, wednesday & friday; Alfred Masters, from George tap, tuesday, thursday & saturday
LYDD – Weaver, from George tap, wednesday & saturday
NEWENDEN – Moses Barnes, from George tap, tuesday, thursday & saturday
NORTHIAM – J. Eldridge, from George tap, tues. wed. thurs. & sat.; Alfred Ranger, passenger van, daily
PEASMARSH – Bannister, mon. tues. wed. fri. & sat
PETT – Foster, from ‘Crown,’ tuesday & friday
ROLVENDEN – Pile, from George tap, wednesday
ROMNEY – John Apps Bennett, from George tap, wed. & sat
STONE – Gosby, wednesday & saturday
TENTERDEN – Miles, from George tap, wednesday & saturday; Bennett, from George tap, daily
UDIMORE – Freeman, wednesday & saturday
WAREHORN – William Longcaster, from George tap, every wednesday & saturday
WINCHELSEA – Streeten & Wheeler, from George tap daily
WITTERSHAM – Sims, from George tap, monday, wednesday, friday & saturday
WOODCHURCH – Beeching, from George tap, tues. & sat