Post Office Directory 1851, Wisborough Green, West Sussex

Wisborough Green is an extensive parish in the union of Petworth, rape of Arundel, hundred of Bury, Rotherbridge and West Easwrith. The population, in 1841, was 1,807, and the number of acres, 6,710. There is a union house here for children; the church is a plain building, having at the west end a shingled spire; the benefice is a vicarage, value £346 per annum, in the patronage of the prebendary of Wisborough; the incumbent is the Rev. John Thornton; the Income Tax assessment, in 18842, was £7,360. Drunswich Place is an ancient house, a seat of the early Bishops of Chichester.

Loxwood or Loxwood End, is a hamlet, with a population of 218,in 1841. Here is a chapel of ease. Hasfold Shipburn and Pallingham, with 1,970 acres, are included in Wisborough Green.

Wisborough Green
Drinkald John S. esq.
Thornton Rev. John (Vicar)
Turner John, esq.

Boxall Henry, surgeon
Ellis William, grocer & draper, & agent to Norwich Union Insurance Company
Elliott Thomas, farmer
Ford Elijah, miller
Grinsted Joseph, butcher
Grinsted Peter, farmer
Harwood Henry, farmer
Hill Frederick, blacksmith
Hoar John, “Three Crowns”
Napper Henry, farmer
Napper Walter, farmer
Seward Richard D. wharfinger
Streeter John, tailor
Upfield John, draper & grocer
Upfield Mrs. Sarah, shopkeeper
Wadey Job, wheelwright
Woods James, blacksmith
Woods William, carpenter

Post Office – William Ellis, postmaster. Letters from London arrive by mail cart from Horsham 5am; dispatched 9pm

Carriers to London - John Stander, to “Nags Head,” Borough, mon. & thurs.; return via Guildford tues. & fri.

Carriers to Guildford – William Parsons, sat. returns same day

King John, esq.
Hemming John, auctioneer
Parsons John, shopkeeper
Potting Henry, miller
Potting John, grocer & draper
Shotter Neal, tailor
Sopp John, “Onslow Arms”, &butcher

Letters received through Horsham.


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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