Post Office Directory 1851, Cocking, West Sussex

Cocking is a parish in Easebourne hundred, Midhurst union, rape of Chichester, 3 miles from Midhurst south, on the road to Chichester. It contains 2,370 acres of land, of which more than 600 are coppice. It is a vicarage in the patronage of the See of Chichester; the incumbent is the Rev. Thomas Valentine. Population, in 1831, 453; in 1841, 464. Assessment, 1842, £2,176.

Post Office – John Bridger, receiver. Letters received from Chichester at 9.30am; dispatched to Chichester 4.30pm

Valentine Rev. Thomas

Barnes John, farmer
Bridger John, bricklayer
Challin Benjamin, farmer
Hackman John, farmer
Hammond John, farmer
Harn James, “Blue Bell”
Hide Francis Henry, farmer
Hilton John, baker & shopkeeper
Hudson William, farmer
Langrish William, farmer
Neale George, farmer
Smith Charles, baker & shopkeeper
Todman John, blacksmith
Webb William, wheelwright


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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