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Directory: 1859 Kelly's Directory.

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Name: Beckley.

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BECKLEY is a parish in the hundred of Goldspur, rape of Hastings, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and deanery of Dallington, 6 ½ miles west-north-west from Rye. The living is a rectory, value £850 per annum, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of University College, Oxford; the Rev. Wm. Glaister, M.A., is the incumbent. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Here is a National school. The river Rother bounds this parish on the north, separating the county of Sussex from Kent. The area is 5,540 acres, and the population, in 1851, was 1,342.

POST OFFICE. – Miss Fanny Corke, receiver. Letters arrive from Staplehurst at 6.15 a.m. ; dispatched at 10.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Northiam.

INSURANCE AGENT. – Briton Life, R. Blackman.

Police Station, Hope Junction, sergeant, & 5 men.

Wesleyan Chapel, ministers various.

National School, Frederick Weston Marchant, master ; Miss Winifred Carpenter, mistress.

Private Residents

Kemp Berry , Esq.

Mrs - Durham.

Rev. William Glaister M.A. of Rectory.

Mrs - Painter.

Edward Fitzwilliam Sankey , Esq.

Mr Samuel Stonham.

Rev Samuel Robinson Waddelow M.A., Curate.

Mrs - Wybourn.


Stephen Baker , Farmer, Methersham of Methersham.

Ebenezer Ballard , Farmer, Balshurst of Balshurst.

Richard Beale, Wheelwright.

Thomas Bexhill , (Publican) of Rose & Crown.

John Bishop , Farmer.

Edwin Bowlin , Blacksmith.

William Brown , Farmer.

Miss Winifred Carpenter , School Mistress of National School.

John Cole , Shoemaker.

- Collins , Miller & Farmer.

Charles Cooper , Farmer.

Stephen Cooper , Farmer.

Miss Fanny Corke , Grocer & Draper & Post Office Receiver.

Robert Dunk , Saddler.

Jonathan Durrant , Farmer.

Mrs Elizabeth Fairhall , Farmer.

Isaac Gilbert , Farm Bailiff.

James Gilbert , Farmer.

Thomas Gilbert , Farmer.

Charles Hammond , Cooper.

James Holden , Shoemaker.

Henry Hook , Farmer.

Henry Larkin , Parish Clerk.

Frederick Weston Marchant , School Master of National School.

Henry Maynard , Royal Oak.

Edwin Norris , Carpenter.

James Overy , Farmer.

Robert Paine , Brickmaker.

- Pinyon, Miller & Farmer.

William Reeve , Farmer.

Isaac Russell , Carpenter.

John Russell , Butcher.

Mrs Mary Russell , Grocer.

Edward Fitzwilliam Sankey , Surgeon.

Tilden Smith , Farmer.

George Springett , Tailor.

John Stonham , Farmer of Hayes.

John Delvey Stonham , Farmer of Hobbs.

James Vincent , Butcher.

John Wenham , Tailor.

John Weston , Grocer & Draper.

Thomas White , Farmer.

Mrs Mary Wightwick , Farmer of Conster Farm.

Other People Mentioned

R. Blackman, Insurance Agent (Briton Life).

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