Post Office Directory 1851, Chailey, East Sussex

CHAILEY is a parish in the Hundred of Street, rape of Lewes, 6 ½ miles from Lewes, and 43 from London. This parish is extensive and wild, containing 5,610 acres. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small edifice of the Elizabethan style. The benefice is a rectory, valued at £505 per annum, in the presentation of Lady Pool and the present incumbent the Rev. Thomas Trebeck. The population, in 1841, was 1,095. There is a chapel for Dissenters, also a National school. Here is the Union house for Chailey Union, which contains 27 inmates. The assessment is £4,702.

Blencowe Robert William, esq
Bonham Mrs
Grane George N. esq
Hepburn Mrs
Ingram Mrs
Jones Rev.William Henry
Rainier Mrs
Trebeck Rev. Thomas

Abbott William, farmer
Alcorn John, brick & tile maker
Allen John, shoemaker
Avery Cooper, wheelwright
Avery John, farmer
Avery William, farmer
Bassett Henry, carpenter
Bassett Thomas, carpenter
Beard George, grocer & draper
Best William, grocer & draper
Brook Henry, farmer
Corney James, wheelwright
Cornwell John, tailor
Cox John, farmer
Cronk George, farmer
Elphick Edward, butcher
Emery John, farmer
Ford Benjamin, shoemaker
Grane George Nathaniel, surgeon
Hackman John, farmer
Hamshar Harry, corn miller
Hibbs William, “Swan”
Hicks William & John, farmers
Hill Robert, farmer
Hobden John, farmer
Hobden William, farmer
Hollamby Edward, farmer
Hollingdale Henry, saddler
Holman Mrs. Harriet, “King’s Head”
Homewood John, tanner
Howell Richard, farmer
Hurst Mrs. Mary Ann, “Five Bells”
Jeffery William, butcher
Kennard John, blacksmith
Knight Charles, farmer
Knight Jesse, farmer
Lidbetter Herbert, farmer
Lindfield William, farmer
Marshall Thomas, farmer
Morley James, farmer
Norman John & Richard, pottery
Pannet George, shoemaker
Peacock William, carpenter
Prodger Thomas, farmer
Sandalls John, beer retailer
Scrace Edward, farmer
Smith Mrs. Ann, blacksmith
Terry William, farmer
Valentine Charles, farmer
Wadey George, farmer
Wigg George, farmer

Post Office – George Beard, receiver. Letters received through Lewes, arrive at ½ past 8am, dispatched ½ past 4pm.


Transcribed by Domonic Paul Motto

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