Post Office Directory 1851, Rusper, West Sussex

Rusper is a village and a parish, 31 miles from London, and 5 north of Horsham, in Singlecross hundred, rape of Bramber, with area of 6,750 acres, and a population of 564, assessed to the Income Tax at £1,534. The benefice is a rectory, value £202 per annum, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Peter Wood, M.A. The Rev. Henry James Gore, M.A., is the curate. The church is an ancient edifice in the Norman style, with 6 bells; there is also a small school. Here was formerly a nunnery.

Letters are brought from Horsham, at the charge of 1d.

Crompton Charles, esq. Nunnery
Gore Rev. Henry James, M.A. (curate of Rusper)
Piper William, esq. Orltons
Trowers Charles Francis, esq.

Batchelor William, farmer, Muggridge Hill
Boxall Mrs. Elizabeth, blacksmith
Boxall William, farmer, Cattsmead
Boxall William, shopkeeper
Branch George, farmer, Langhurst
Branch John, wheelwright
Dedman Thomas, farmer, Porters Farm
Etheridge James, carpenter
Evans John, farmer, Cauzles
Fairbrother Allen, parish clerk
Farley John, wheelwright & beer retailer
Frances James, farmer, Blackfriars
Frances William, farmer, Park Farm
Jenkins Edward, shopkeeper
Jenkins William, beer retailer
Lovegrove Samuel, farmer, Gardner’s Farm
Mutton William, farmer, Normans
Pickard James, farmer, Winland
Potter Joseph, farmer, Court House
Pratt James, farmer, Rusper House
Read Charles, “Star,” & miller & farmer
Read Richard, farmer, Park Farm
Rice William, farmer, Vintners
Smith William, farmer, Puck Croft
Stone Solomon, grocer
Tidy James, farmer, Ballhorns
Walder John, farmer, Cripplegate Farm
Wales Shelah, farmer, Little Benhams
Wickens Thomas, shoemaker
Worsfold John, farmer, Choals


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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