Post Office Directory 1851, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Billinghurst is a parish and village pleasantly situated on the road from London to Arundel, in the hundred of West Easwith, rape of Arundel, 41 miles from London, with 6,830 acres, a population, in 1841, of 1,439 and an Income Tax assessment, in 1842, of £5,480. The benefice is a vicarage, value £139 per annum, in the patronage of Sir Harry Dent Goring, Bart.; the incumbent is the Rev. Henry Beath

Post Office - Peter Laker, receiver. Letters arrive from Horsham 4.30am; dispatched to Horsham 9.30pm

Carriers To:-
Arundel & Chichester - Henry Phillips, on tues; returns on wed
Brighton - Henry & Job king, mon. & fri.; return tues. & sat.
Horsham - William Charman, on thurs.; returns on fri.

Insurance Agent - County Fire & Provident Life, John Puttock

Beath Rev. Henry
Drinkwater the Misses

Allman John, nursery & seedsman
Baker David, clock maker
Collins john, “King’s Arms Inn”
Etherton John, blacksmith
Evershed Peter & son, surgeons
Evershed Stephen, veterinary surgeon
Ferrell Maurice, farmer
Ferrell Richard, farmer
Grinstead William, butcher
Hammond George, plumber & glazier
Hawkins Caleb, toy warehouse
Hoar William, baker
Holden Edward, blacksmith
Ireland Hugh, farmer
Ireland john, farmer
King Henry, shopkeeper
Knight George, grocer
Knight Stephen, maltster
Laker Henry, harness maker
Laker Henry, tailor
Laker Jesses, currier
Laker Peter, tailor
Mitchell Richard, carpenter
Powell Edmund, shoemaker
Puttock George, timber, hoop, rod & coal merchant
Puttock James, gaiter maker
Puttock John, grocer, draper & furniture broker, & agent to county Fire & Provident life insurance company
Puttock Phillip, mealman
Puttock Thomas, timber, bark & wood, hoop merchant
Robinson Edward, butcher
Sopp & Thornton, “King’s Head”
Sprinks William, miller
Trower James, grocer & draper
Voice Edward, plumber & glazier
Voice William, shoe maker
Wadey Like, wheelwright


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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