Post Office Directory 1851, Waldron, East Sussex

Waldron, a parish 7 miles from Uckfield, and 50 from London, in the hundred of Shiplake, rape of Pevensey. The church, dedicated to All Saints, which is an ancient structure, contains many brasses and monumental inscriptions for the Dyke, Offley, Fuller, Dalrymple, and other families, whose hatchments adorn its walls; the tower contains 8 bells. Horeham, in this parish, was formerly the seat of the family of Dyke, baronets, and was obtained by the marriage of Thomas Dyke, Esq., with Joan, daughter of Thomas Walsh, gentleman, at the beginning of the 17th century. The annual fair is held at the “Cross in hand” on April 23rd; the parish is in the Uckfield union. Waldron had 7,150 acres, and a population of 1,065, in 1841, assessed to the Income Tax, in 1842, at £3,323. The benefice is a rectory, value £455 per annum, in the patronage of Exeter College, Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. John Ley. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The Earl of Chichester is lord of the manor.

Post Office – Trayton Saunders, postmaster. Letters received through Hurst Green arrive at 4am, delivered at 7.30am; dispatched at 9.30pm.

Ley Rev. John (rector), Rectory

Ashdown Richard, beer retailer
Baker George, farmer
Barrow James, shoemaker
Bonnick Josias, famrer
Carey George, farmer
Collins George, shopkeeper
Dawes Thomas, blacksmith
Fielder Joseph, farmer
Fuller James, miller
Gallup Lucy, blacksmith
Gallup William, blacksmith
Goldsmith Benjamin, farmer
Gosling Peter, shopkeeper
Gosling William, farmer & fellmonger
Hallett James, miller
Hassell Harry, shopkeeper
Herriott Thomas, farmer
Jarvis John, carpenter
Jenner John, “Star”
Jenner Thomas, butcher
Johnson William, farmer
Lensy John, farmer
Mannington Isaac, farmer
Noakes George, farmer
Pursglove Samuel, farmer
Redd George, farmer
Russell Samuel, farmer
Saunders Trayton, “Cross in Hand” & post office
Thompson Edgar, tailor


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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