Sutton at Hone is a village, parish and railways station on the North Kent line, 3 miles from Dartford and 7 miles south west from Gravesend, and 18 from London. So with the coming of the railway the distance from London becomes relevant.
The church of St. John the Baptist was undergoing a thorough repair. The living (Rev John Hotham was the incumbent) had an annual value of £519. The size of the parish had shrunk to 3,587 acres.
Thomas Fleet is lord of the manor of St John Jerusalem, and holds a court leet. Mrs Fleet is lady of the Sutton manor and holds a court baron.
The population of the whole parish in the 1861 census was 1,502.
Post Office – Mrs Susannah Morgan Sydell, receiver. Letters arrive through Dartford at 7am and 2.15pm, and are dispatched at 11.15am and 7pm. The nearest Money Order Office is at Dartford.
National Schools – Elias Ball Johnson, master; Mrs Charlotte Johnson, mistress
Thomas Elgar, Esq.
Mr Augustus Henry Fisher, Harp ward
Thomas Fleet, esq, Sutton Place
Rev. John Hotham, M.A. (vicar)
John W James, esq
Frederick Kingsford, esq, The Rookery, Hawley
Mr Robert Marchant, Hawley
Mr William Marchant
Mrs Harriet Nevill, Hill Cottage
Rev. John Neville (Baptist)
John Russell, esq, St John’s
Richard Saunders, Esq, Hawley House
John Sawyer, esq, Hawley House
Joseph Sawyer, esq, Hawley House
John Scott, esq, The Parsonage
Alexander Acton, wheelwright
Mark Atkins, Baker
George Aycliffe, Tailor
Chas Beadle, St John’s farm
Thos Bellingham, plumber, painter etc
George Bills, beer retailer
George Cannon, Miller
Robert Collins, grocer
John Cooper, Farmer
Thomas Cooper, farmer
William Cooper, farmer, Gilden Hill
George Creasey, shopkeeper
James Harber, blacksmith
William Kennard, butcher
Richard Lane, baker
Thomas Mills, wheelwright
James Packman, beer retailer
Richard Packman, “Ship Inn”
James Phillips, beer retailer, Hawley
Richard Phillips, butcher
George Philpot, Bull Inn, Hawley
Geo Basil Russell, railway station master
Thomas Harry Saunders, paper maker, Hawley Mills & at Sundridge, Darenth & Dartford
James Smith, corn miller
Miss Hannah Susannah Squire, milliner
William Viner, bootmaker