Post Office Directory 1851, Westfield, East Sussex

Westfield is a parish 4 miles north of Hastings, and west of Battle, in Balslow hundred, Hastings rape and union, with 4,000 acres, and a population of 866, assessed to the Income Tax at £4,470. The benefice is a vicarage, value £372 per annum, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Chichester.

Post Office – James Selmes, receiver. Letters arrive from London at 9.30am; dispatched 5pm.

Sharpe Hercules, Esq. Oaklands
Vernon Rev. Mark Henry, Vicarage

Baker William, grocer & farmer
Barham Edmund, farmer
Beard George, farmer & horse dealer
Booth George, farmer
Catt John, farmer
Clark George, farmer
Cook Samuel, farmer
Crisford James, farmer
Crisford Stephen, miller & farmer
Easton Stephen, grocer
Eaton William, blacksmith
Lewry Thomas, farmer
Maplesden & Earl, farmers
Martin Sidney, farmer
Maule John, farmer
Noakes Henry, farmer
Noakes John Pardon, glover
Noakes Robert, farmer
Pankhurst William, wheelwright
Sellens Thomas, farmer
Selmes James, grocer & post office
Selmes James, sen. Farmer
Stubberfield, Waters & Crittenden, farmers
Stunt Thomas, “Plough”
Tolhurst Thomas, farmer
Tyhurst John, farmer
Watson James, grocer & shoemaker
Watson Stephen, miller & beer retailer
Weston William, farmer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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