Post Office Directory 1851, Worth, West Sussex

Worth, or Worde, is a parish 6 miles south-west from East Grinstead, 8 north from Cuckfield, on the road from Croyden to Cuckfield, and adjoining the Three Bridges station, Brighton, in Buttinghill hundred, East Grinstead union, Lewes rape, with 12,440 acres, and a population of 2,485, assessed to the Income Tax at £5,970. the benefice is a rectory, value £770 per annum, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. George Cudington Bethune. The church is an ancient Saxon edifice, with square tower and 6 bells. Here is a workhouse, with 55 inmates. Rowfant, 1 ½ miles north-east of Worth, is an Elizabethan mansion. Crabbet, near Pound Hill, is another seat near here. Tilgate Forest and Old House Warren are included in the area of Worth. The chapel of ease at Copthorne is under the control of the rector. Here is a place of worship for Methodists. The Earl of Abergavenny and the executors of the late F. S. Blunt, Esq. are lords of the manor. The charities are £26 per annum.

Post Office – Benjamin Chandler, receiver. Letters arrive from Crawley at 9.30am; dispatched at 4.30pm

Carrier to London – Edward Pierce, to the Nag’s Head Inn, Borough, every tues. & fri. and returns from thence every thurs. & sun.

Absolon Samuel Esq. Copthorne
Bethune Rev. George Cudington (rector), Rectory
Clarke Rev. James Sanderson (curate)
Graham Edward, esq.
Grundy William, esq.
Haines Philip John, esq.
Hoare Rev. William Henry, Oakfield
Jolliffe Mrs. Bellsvew
Lampson Curtis Merndah Esq. Rowfant
Livesey Rev. Thomas, Paddockhurst
Montifore Joseph Mayor, Esq. Worth Park
Oddle Henry Hoyce, esq. Low. Tilgateforest
Playford George Frederick, esq.
Reeves John Russell, esq. Huntsland
Wilson John Hewetson, esq. Grange
Wingrove Richard Fownes, esq. The Grove

Baker Mrs. Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Betchley John, relieving officer
Bristow Henry, farmer
Brooker James, farmer
Brooker John, farmer
Brown Joseph, beer retailer
Burfield John, farmer
Burnett John, shoe maker
Caffin Peter, miller & farmer
Chandler Benjamin, shopkeeper & stonemason
Charman Michael, farmer
Dancy John, carpenter
Davis James, “Prince Albert”
Dench Samuel, farmer
Edwards James, “Norfolk Arms”
Edwards James, “Plough”
Ellis Isaac, shopkeeper
Fieldwick Thomas, butcher
Franks John, farmer
Fuller John, shopkeeper & wheelwright
Fuller Thomas, “Red Lion” & carpenter
Hall Michael, shopkeeper & miller
Heasman Thomas, miller
Huggett George, butcher
Johnson Frederick, shopkeeper
King William, farmer
Laggett Horace Bethume, farmer
Langridge William, beer retailer
Longley James, shopkeeper
Penold John, farmer
Pollard Phillip, wheelwright
Potter Mrs. Ann, blacksmith
Potter Thomas, “Blue Anchor” & blacksmith
Prebett George, farmer
Riddle John, farmer
Sayers David, farmer
Silvester Edward, sen. “King’s Head” & farmer
Silvester Edward, jun. “Fox”
Smith Edward, beer retailer
Smith Thomas, beer retailer
Stanbridge Henry, farmer
Stanbridge John, farmer
Stanbridge Thomas, blacksmith
Steele Charles, blacksmith
Tester Richard, farmer
Tester William, “Duke’s Head” & carpenter
Turner John, “Crown”
Uridge Mrs. Jane, beer retailer
Vigar Richard, farmer
West William, nurseryman


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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