I have attached a photo of a shop that I believe was located in HighSt Rainham in the 1920's. The person in the middle was my father Percy Jacobs who was born in Rainham, I think  at High street. My grandfather was born in Upchurch he was a shepherd, I think it was at Greenboro' Marsh. In fact all of the Jacobs family was born, married and died in and around Rainham. I know that William Jacobs born 1791 was born in the are, probably Upchurch and his father Edward Jacobs born 1765 was I believe born in Rainham. I have done some research using Ancestry. com but now I am trying any other avenue to see what I can unearth.  I am also looking back at the maternal family line which also springs from Rainham, the Hawks being one. 
 
Can you help, is there a parish record of births deaths and marriages that I could get access to?
 
Hope you find the photo of interest
 
Regards
 
Brian Jacobs Rainham history and my family Jacobs