Tortington is a parish in the hundred of Avisford, rape of Arundel, 2 miles south-west from Arundel, containing 75 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, value £158 per annum, in the archdeaconry & diocese of Chichester, and in the patronage of the Duke of Norfolk, and incumbency of the Rev. Count John De la Feld, M.A.; the Rev. J. H. Wardroper, M.A. is curate. The church is principally in the early style of English architecture. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Arun. A priory of Augustine canons, in honour of St Mary Magdalene, was founded by the Lady Hadwisa Corbet, before the reign of John, which at the dissolution, possessed a revenue of £101 4s 1d. The number of acres is 1,170, assessed to the Income Tax t £1,790.
Letters received through Arundel.
Wardrope Rev. J. H. M.A. (curate)
Coote George, farmer
Jupp William, “Swan”
Lashmar George & Co. seed crushers & oil mills
Suter Thomas, brickmaker & farmer
Transcribed by Stacey Gardner