Patching is a small parish, 4 miles north-west of Worthing, on the high road to Littlehampton, constituting a Hundred by itself, in the rape of Bramber. The population is 249, with 500 acres, assessed to the Income Tax at £1,598. The benefice is a rectory, a peculiar of Canterbury, value £274 per annum, in the patronage of the archbishop, and incumbency of the Rev. Edmund Tew, M.A.; this is an ancient possession of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Letters received through Arundel.
Hunter Lady, Dulany House
Tew Rev. Edmund, rector
Henther Charles Henry, farmer
Snelling Clement, “Patching Pond”, & farmer
Wyatt William, farmer
Transcribed by Stacey Gardner