Post Office Directory 1851, Lower Beeding, West Sussex

Lower Beeding, 40 miles from London, and 4 miles south-east of Horsham, is a village, with 775 inhabitants; it was constituted a distinct chapelry by Act of Parliament, in 1838, and supports its own poor. The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £4,142. The benefice is a perpetual curacy, value £150 per annum, in the patronage of Magdalen College; the Rev. William Balfour, M.A., is the incumbent. Here are 2 churches, Trinity church & St John the Baptist; the latter is a chapel of ease to Trinity church. Here is a small National School.

Letters through Horsham.

Balfour Rev. William M.A. (incumbent)
Beuclerk Major Albury William, St Leonards
Boldero Henry Esq. (magistrate), South Lodge
Boldero Col. Lonsdale
Montagu Capt. John William, St Leonards

Baines Thomas, “Plough” & farmer
Boniface George, farmer
Brown Benjamin, “Crab Tree”
Brown Henry, wheelwright
Chart John, baker
Jackson James, farmer
Mason Moses, farmer
Prouger James, farmer & timber valuer
Prouger John, farmer
Prouger William, farmer
Rayward William Clement, miller
Wady Thomas, shopkeeper


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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