Post Office Directory 1851, West Hoathly, West Sussex

West Hoathly is a parish 32 miles from London, 5 south-west of East Grinstead, near the Lewes Road; 4 east of Balcombe station, 7½ north east of Cuckfield, in Buttinghill Hundred, Lewes rape, with 4,420 acres, and a population of 1,095, assessed at £2,859. The benefice is a vicarage, value £150 per annum, and in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor. On Sidlesfield common are extensive views of the South Downs and Malden district. Near the centre is a barrow, supposed to have been made for a beacon. Here is a chapel for Independents and a National School.

Bye Henry, esq.
Kirkpatrick Rev. Francis
Moxwell Eustace, esq.
Turner John, esq.

Arnold John, miller
Backshall Benjamin, boot maker
Barker Thomas, boot maker
Bennett Thomas, farmer
Bond Mrs. Mary, farmer
Bromfield John, farmer
Bromfield Thomas, farmer
Cook Jonathan, farmer
Day William, wheelwright
Ford Thomas, farmer
Friend John, farmer
Gardiner William, farmer
Gibbs William, farmer
Gillham Thomas, blacksmith
Goard Thomas, grocer
Harden James, carpenter
Henley William, farmer
Hobbs Obadiah, farmer
Hobden Henry, farmer
Hunter John, surgeon
Lake William, farmer
Langridge George, carpenter
Longley Henry ‘Punch Bowl’
Luckin Luke, wheelwright
Martin Peter, beer retailer
Medhurst James, ‘Cat’
Ouden John, farmer
Pollard Edward, wheelwright
Reynolds Robert, farmer
Rose Mrs Elizabeth, farmer
Stanbridge Thomas, farmer
Street Alfred, shopkeeper
Taylor John, butcher
Tingley Joseph, farmer
Turner John, farmer
Turner William, farmer
Wheeler William, farmer
Wickin Thomas, tailor
Willie James, ‘White Hart’

John Taylor, postmaster. Letters arrive ½ past 9 a.m. & despatched 4 p.m. to East Grinstead, by foot postman

John Longley, mon. & thurs. to the Talbot Inn, Borough; returning from thence every wed. & sat. 3 o’clock in the afternoon.


Transcribed by Graham Pollard

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