Post Office Directory 1851, Sompting, West Sussex

Sompting, or Sumpting, is a parish in Brightford hundred, rape of Bramber, with 2,000 acres of land, and a population of 515; The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £3,052; the benefice is a vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester, value £150, in the patronage of E. Barker, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. James Fry, M.A.; it is 3 miles north-east of Worthing.

Post Office – John Long, receiver. Letters received through Worthing, delivered 8am; dispatched 5.30pm

Acraman Mrs.
Fry Rev. James, M.A. (vicar)
Kemp Miss E.
Lake Hon. Miss
Wood George, Esq.

Barker William, farmer
Bartlett James, market gardener
Bashford James, market gardener
Blaker John, market gardener
Clapshoe John, tailor
Ford William, butcher
Fuller Frederick, shopkeeper & parish clerk
Hill James, gardener
Olliver Thomas, farmer
Ide Francis, beer retailer & brick maker
Long George, market gardener & post office
Lucas John, farmer
Mercer Samuel, market gardener
Penfold John, farmer
Pink Richard, blacksmith
Piper Luke, farmer
Pullen John, market gardener
Redd Samuel, farmer
Stubbs John, farmer
Stubbs Martin, grocer & wheelwright
Tate William, dairyman
Tate John, boot maker
Trangmar Thomas & George, grocers &c.
Trangmar George, “Marquis of Granby”


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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