Post Office Directory 1851, Ticehurst, East Sussex

Ticehurst is a parish 8 miles south-west of Cranbrook, on the road from Tunbridge Wells to Battle and Rye, and union town in Shoyswell hundred, Ticehurst union, Hastings rape, with 8,001 acres, and a population of 2,465; the Income Tax assessment, in 1842, £11,687. The benefice is a vicarage, value, £350 per annum, with 15 acres of glebe land, in the patronage of the Dean & Chapter of Canturbury, and incumbency of the Rev. John Evlyn Boseowen; the church, dedicated to St. Mary is a neat structure, with square tower and 6 bells. Here are annual fairs on May 4th and October 7th. The union workhouse contains 120 inmates. Here is a public lunatic asylum, with 100 inmates, and a private asylum with 20. The places of worship are for Wesleyans and Calvinists. Here are National Schools. George Campion Courthope, Esq. and the Earl of Chichester are lords of the manor. The charities are £44 per annum.

Stonegate is a chapelry of Ticehurst. The benefice is a perpetual curacy; incumbent, the Rev. G. D. Johnstone.

Flimwell is a chapelry of Ticehurst. The benefice is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chichester, and incumbent, the Rev. William Adamson.

Post Office – William Harris, post-master. Money orders are granted and paid at this office. Letters arrive from Hurst Green at 6am delivered at 8am; dispatched at 8.30pm. Receiving house at Flimwell, Henry Mepham, receiver. Letters arrive at 6am; dispatched at 8.30pm

Union Workhouse, George Aldred, master; Mrs Charlotte Elliot, matron; William Cheesman & William Martin, relieving officers; Jesse Kemp, schoolmaster; Mrs Sarah Kemp, schoolmistress; Robert Tourney, clerk to the board of Guardians; Francis Ezekiel Barton, medical officer; Rev. William Adamson, chaplain.

National School, Edwin Reynolds, master, Miss Charlotte Perry, mistress

Carrier to Tunbridge Wells – William Harris’ van, ever wed & sat; returning same day.

Adamson Rev. William, Flimwell
Broadley Mrs, Gravel Pit
Courthope George Campion, esq. (magistrate), Whiligh
Ditch John, esq. Beach House
Durrant Rev. William, Beach House
Image Rev. John, (curate), Vicarage
Johnstone Rev. George Dempster, Stonegate
Maclaren James, esq. Pashley House
Newington Charles, esq. M.D., Highlands
Newington Charles Edward Hayes, esq. Pickfords
Newington Misses, Vineyard
Roberts John, esq. Great Borzell
Sivyer Mrs


Adams & Son, Bell commercial inn, brewers, & posting house
Allen George, blacksmith
Austin James, farmer
Baker Miss Ann, dressmaker
Balcombe George Franklin, printer & stationer, & agent to the Royal Exchange fire & life assurance
Balcombe William, saddler
Barrow John, farmer
Barton Francis Ezekiel, surgeon
Blunden Samuel, dyer, &c. Flimwell
Buckland John, farmer
Cheesman William, relieving officer & registrar, Flimwell
Clapson Ann, tailor
Cooper Thomas, blacksmith
Dengate William, hairdresser
Elliot William, shoemaker
Evenden William, farmer
Farley William, horse dealer
Field Edward, farmer
Field Thomas, farmer
Ford James, butcher
Harris William, carrier & post office
Hider Robert Willsher, farmer
Hodge George, bricklayer
Huntly Thomas, miller
Jarvis Thomas, farmer
Kemp William, plumber & glazier
Leney William, vetinary surgeon
Lester William, boot & shoe maker
Marchant Henry, farmer
Martin Charles, miller
Newington Alfred, grocer & draper, Stonegate
Newington Mrs. Ann, farmer
Noakes & Petitt, shopkeepers & corn dealers
Noakes John, farmer
Noakes William, sen., farmer
Overy Henry, farmer
Page Eli, farmer
Park William, butcher
Peerless James, plumber
Penfold Peter, carpenter
Powell Peter, baker
Pullinger Thomas, wheelwright
Read Samuel, blacksmith, Stonegate
Read William, farmer & auctioneer
Read William, farmer
Roberson John, shopkeeper & beer retailer, Flimwell
Rogers Henry, farmer
Sawyer Stephen, shopkeeper
Segar William, tailor
Simmons Thomas & James, farmers
Smith Henry Tilden, farmer
Smith Robert, farmer
Smith William, farmer
Stanbridge Benjamin, farmer
Standen John, butcher
Stapley Henry, beer retailer, High St.
Startin William, plumber
Stevenson Stephen, farmer
Tapsell Richard, farmer
Taylor Charles, farmer
Tolhurst Henry, watchmaker
Tompsett Henry, shopkeeper & agent the Argus fire & life assurance, Flimwell
Tompsett James, farmer
Tournay Robert, solicitor
Vider John, “Hare & Hound,” Flimwell
Waghorn George, carpenter
Waghorn Thomas, carpenter
Walker Joseph, “Royal Oak,” Flimwell
Watson John, farmer
White John, farmer
Winch Thomas, “Duke of York”
Young George, builder


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