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Directory: 1791 Universal British Directory.

Pages: 369 - 376.

Name: Brighthelmstone.

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Is a well built, improving market-town of some antiquity. It stands upon the sea shore, and is sheltered from the North by a range of fertile hills, denominated the South Downs. Its distance from London is 54 miles; and it bears nearly South from that metropolis. It is distant from Lewes 8 miles, from Newhaven 9, and from New Shoreham 6, which two last places are its nearest ports. It has no harbour, but ships of near 200 tons burthen sometimes lie ashore to discharge coals, timber, &c. in moderate weather, or when the wind blows from the land. But, as this is seldom certain, the commanders of ships rather to discharge in one of the above ports, than wait for an opportunity of laying their vessels ashore at Brightelmstone. The sea has of late made considerable encroachment upon this town, but the inhabitants, at an immense expence, have erected groyns, or fences, of timber, which have considerably checked the ravages of that boisterous element. A large fort was erected here between 30 and 40 years ago, and improved by the Duke of Richmond, master of the ordnance, in time of the later war with France; but this, together with the master-gunner's house and magazine, was totally destroyed by a high tide in November, 1786. This town, though very considerable in its number of inhabitants, which are estimated at near 6000, can boast of no manufacture of any kind whatever, except making a few nets for the use of part of the fishery can be called such. For these the materials are prepared at, and principally set from, Bridport. The fishery employs nearly 100 boats, carrying some three, some four, and others five men each. The mackrel season commences in April, the herring season in October; and are together said sometimes to have preduced 10,000l. per annum.

To the fishery, and the numerous inhabitants, during the bathing season, the inhabitants look up for support. This place, from its vicinity to the metropolis, justly ranks as the first fashionable watering-place in the kingdom. Besides its easy communication with London, the salubrity of the air, which is never obscured by fogs, mists, or vapours of any sort, the clearness and brightness of the water, and the convenient machines ans steady, attentive guides, all unite to give it a justly deserved preference. Nor have the inhabitants been wanting in expence to accommodate the nobility and gentry resorting to Brighthelmstone, with whatever can contribute to their amusement. For this purpose there are two elegant assembly-rooms, with suites of card, tea and supper-rooms. Those at the Castle tavern, which may vie with most in the kingdeom, are oven every night, during the season, for the reception of company; and those at the Old Ship tavern also, which are not much inferior in elegance, if in size, have also their nightly share of visitants. The balls are, Mondays at the Castle, and Thursdays at the Ship.

There are two public libraries at the Steine, where newspapers, and different periodical publications, may be seen, as well as a great number of well-chosen modern books perused.

A handsome theatre is built in Duke-street, where some of the first acting, out of the metropolis, is generally displayed.

Thursday is the market-day at Brighthelmstone; but the market is open every day, except Sunday, and is mostly well stocked with choicest viands. The mutton of this place, being mostly fed on the South downs, is deservedly admired for its fine flavour, Independent of the mackrel and herrings, different sorts of fish are taken, in great quantities, and exposed almost daily, for sale.

The Steine, which is a fine lawn on the Eastern part of the town, and the Parade for the company, has been often remarked as the resort of the first assemblage of beauty in the kingdom. The promenade commences mostly after the heat of the day, and lasts till near dark, during which time a band of music keeps continually playing. The South downs afford most delightful rides and pleasing land and sea prospects. The race-ground, which is fenced in, and properly attended to, is justly admired. The races (four or five days) are usually in the first week in August, which is esteemed the fullest part of the season.

Here are a suite of hot, vapour, and cold salt-water, baths, for such as like not to plunge into the ocean, or whose medical directions are to use the former, in preference to cold sea bathing.

The town of Brighthelmstone has been often admired for the cleanness and neatness of its streets, which intersect each other nearly at right angles, and are made from chalk and sea-beach for gravel, with a spacious foot-pavement of bricks on each side; and, as most of them have a gentle descent, are entirely dry almost immediately after the heaviest rains; it is also well lighted.

It is no corporation; but an act was passed, about twenty years ago, vesting a power in thirty-six inhabitants, as commissioners, to erect a market, pave, light, and cleanse, the streets, and execute other matters necessary for the good order and regulation of the town. A constable and four head-boroughs, annually chosen at Lord Abergavenny's court, on Easter Tuesday, have the distribution of justice and the guardianship of the peace of the town.

Here is a grammar and other schools for the instruction of youth in various branches of literature; also several Sunday and two charity schools.

Brighthelmstone has derived considerable beauty from his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's elegant pavilion.

The church of Brighthelmstone (it contains at present but one parish) stands a few rods out of the town, on a hill, to the West. The living is a small vicarage, and has the rectory of Blatchington annexed. Both these are in the gift of the bishop of Chichester. The church has a square tower, which, from its situation, is a land-mark, a considerable distance at sea.

In the roads, about a mile from the town, is excellent anchorage for ships of any burden; where, with good cables, the often ride out the heaviest gales.

There are two fairs held annually at Brighthelmstone, viz. on Holy Thursday and the 4th of September; but little is exposed for sale, at either of them, toys and gingerbread excepted.

About half a mile to the West of Brighthelmstone, is an excellent chalybeate, which has often been drunk to advantage in relaxed habits.

A bank has been sometime established here, under the firm of Harben, Shergold, Scutt, Rice, and Rice, which is open every day, Sundays excepted, from nine till five; their notes and drafts are payable at Newnham, Everett, and Co.s bankers, Lombard-street, London.

NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN'S SEATS. - The Right Hon. Lord Pelham's. at Stanmer, at the distance of 4 miles. - John Paine's, Esq. at Patchame, near 5 miles distant; distinguished for being the residence of Sir J. Stapley, a character well known in the reign of Charles I. - Charles Callis Western's Esq. at Preston, distant 2 miles; at present tenanted by Nathaniel Kemp, Esq. brother to the member for Lewes. - Henry Courthope Campion's, Esq. at Danny, 7 miles distant. - Colville Bridger's Esq. at Buckingham House; and John Norton's, Esq. at Kingstone; both at about 5 miles distance.

VILLAGES. - Four miles east lies the pleasant village of Rottingdeane. At this place convenient lodgings, machines, and careful guides, are kept, for the use and convenience of bathers. It is generally frequented by such as are not disposed to mix in the gaiety of a place so much frequented as Brighthelmstone, and, during the season, displays no small share of beauty and fashion. Other villages in the neighbourhood are, Hoove, Preston, Patcham, and Falmer. About 6 miles north west is a steep hill, called the DEVIL'S DYKE, which is frequently visited as an extraordinary natural curiosity. From it there is a most extensive view of a fine rich and fertile country.

POSTS. - The mail for London, through Lewes, Uckfield, Grinstead, Godstone, and Croydon, leaves Brighthelmstone at seven o'clock precisely, every evening, Saturday excepted. By it letters are conveyed to every part of the kingdom, except the towns, and their vicinity, in the Western part of Sussex, viz. Shoreham, Steyning, Horsham, Arundel, Petworth, Midhurst, and Chichester; the mail for these places is dispatched every morning at six, Monday excepted. Letters by both the London and Western mail are delivered between nine and ten in the morning, in most parts of the town; the London every day, except Monday, and the Western, every day. The post-office is kept at the lower end of the Steine. A. Crawford, post-master.

COACHES. - By Tubb, Davis, Tilt, Hicks, and Co. - A heavy coach, carrying six insides, sets off every morning, at seven o'clock, Sunday excepted, from the Castle Tavern, through Lewes, Uckfield, &c, to the Golden Cross, Charing-cross, and returns from the Golden-cross, as above, every morning, except Sunday, at the same hour. Fare 15s. - A light coach, carrying four insides, sets out from the above inn and tavern, every morning at eight o'clock. Fare 18s. - An heavy and a light coach set out every day, at the same hours respectively, from the Old Ship tavern, to the Golden Cross, Charing-cross, and the Blue Boar, Holborn, by way of Lewes, Chailey, &c. and returns every day, Sunday excepted, at the same hours, from the above Golden Cross, &c. Fare the same as the coaches from the Castle. - A light coach sets out every morning, at eight o'clock, except Sunday, from the New Ship, to the Swan, Lad-lane, through Cuckfield, Crawley, and Ryegate, and arrives in London to dinner. It returns every day, at the above hours. Fare 18s. By Henwood, Scott, Holbrook. - A light coach, carrying four insides, sets out every morning, at eight o'clock, Sunday excepted, from the White Horse inn, East-street, to the Blossom's Inn, Lawrence-lane, and the Mecklenburgh coffee-house, near Charing-cross. From these places in London, it returns every day, at the same hour. Fare 18s. In summer, a light coach, sets out from the above White Horse inn, every night, at nine o'clock, the Blossom's inn and Mecklenburgh coffee house, and returns every night, at the above hour. Fare 20s. By Western and Co. - A light coach sets out from the Gun inn, on the Cliff, every morning, at seven o'clock, through Henfield, Horsham, Dorking, &c. to the Spread Eagle, Gracechurch-street, and White Bear, Picadilly; and, at the same hour, another light coach, through Steyning, Horsham, &c. to the above inns in London, from whence they return every morning, at the same hour. - By Tucker & Co. - A light coach sets out from the Old Ship, every morning, Sunday excepted, at eight o'clock, to Chichester, through Arundel, & c. where it arrives in time for the Portsmouth, Exeter, Bath, and Bristol, coaches, and returns daily, at noon. Fare 7s. 6d. - By Henwood and Co. - Another light coach sets out from the White Horse, every morning, except Sunday, at the above hour, through Arundel to Chichester, where it meets the Portsmouth, &c. coaches, as before. This coach also returns from Chichester daily, except as before-mentioned, about noon. Fare 7s.6d. - By Tubb, Davis, and Co. - A light coach, mostly twice a day, to and from Lewes, at nine in the morning and six in the evening.

WAGGONS. - By J. Davis. - A waggon sets out from Davis's warehouse, in Middle-street, every Tuesday and Saturday morning early, to the Talbot inn, in the Borough, where it arrives every Monday and Thursday. This waggon leaves the Talbot, every Tuesday and Thursday morning early, and arrives at Brighthelmstone every Wednesday and Friday afternoon. - By W. Bradford. - A waggon through Cuckfield and Ryegate, sets out from Bradford's warehouse, East-street, every Monday and Friday evening, and arrives at the Nag's Head inn, in the Borough, every Monday and Wednesday noon; from whence it returns every Tuesday and Thursday moorning, at four o'clock, and arrives in Brighthelmstone every Wednesday adn Friday evening. - By Kirby and Dring. - A waggon sets out from their warehouse, in New-street, every Monday, to the Swan inn, Holborn-bridge; where it arrives on Wednesday, leaves London on Wednesday night, and arrives in Brighthelmstone on Friday evening.

PACKETS TO FRANCE. - The Prince of Wales, a schooner, making up 18 beds, commanded by Capt. Samuel Burton, sails from Brighthelmstone for Dieppe, wind and weather permitting, every Saturday evening, and from Dieppe for Brighthelmstone, every Tuesday evening. Captain Burton also has a fine swift-sailing cutter, called the Royal Brothers, which will sail for any part of France at two days notice. - The Princess Royal, a schooner, the same size and model as the Prince of Wales, commanded by Captain John Chapman. sails from Brighthelmstone for Dieppe every Tuesday evening, and from Dieppe for Brighthelmstone every Saturday evening. - The Speedwell, a remarkable fast-sailing cutter, commanded by Capt. Charles Lind, sails from Brighthelmstone for Dieppe every Thursday evening, and from Dieppe for Brighthelmstone every Monday evening.

Agents for the Packets. - Mr. John Davis, Brighthelmstone; Mons. James Bellon, Dieppe.

The following is a list of the principal inhabitants:.

Gentry, &c.

Sarah Ashman, Widow.

Capt. James Batchelor, Sussex militia.

Sir Henry Blackman Knt.

Sir John Bridger Knt.

James Buckoll Gent.

Mrs - Bull.

Francis Carter Gent.

Thomas Cobby Gent.

William Colbron Gent.

Mrs - Cookson.

Capt. Richard Curley.

Mrs - Davis.

Charles Dickens Esq.

Miss - Ellgate.

Miss - Elliott.

Mrs - Foster.

Mrs - Fox.

Mrs - Geere.

Mrs - Gilbert.

Mrs - Grover.

Hon. W. G. Hamilton Esq., M. p.

Lancelot Harrison Esq.

Sir Robert Bateson Harvey Bart,.

Mrs Leach Hicks.

- Ingram Gent.

- Kempson Gent.

Mrs - Kent.

Thomas Lemmon Gent.

George Lowdell Gent.

William Measor Gent.

Thomas Mitten Esq.

Anthony Nott Esq.

John Pankhurst Gent.

Gabriel Peircy Gent.

Benjamin Pierce Gent.

Mrs - Price.

Mrs - Richards.

Miss - Roberts.

Mrs - Russell.

Thomas Scutt Esq.

Francis Sergison Esq.

John Sharp Esq.

Samuel Shergold Esq.

Mrs - Simmonds.

George Slade Gent.

Mrs Charlotte Smith.

Susan Standing.

Mrs - Stanley.

Mrs - Stedman.

Mrs - Styles.

Miss - Thrale.

Mrs - Turner.

Mrs - Viner.

- Waller Esq.

Thomas Willard Gent.

Lashford Willett Esq.


Rev. Thomas Hudson, Vicar.

Rev. - Johnson, Dissenting minister.

Rev. John Mossop A. M., Master of the grammar school.

Rev. George Rickerby.

Rev. A. John Scott A. B.


Michael Cobby, Surgeon & apothecary.

John Cocks, Surgeon & apothecary.

J Collard, Chymist & druggist.

John Cristall, Surgeon & apothecary.

John Hall, Surgeon & apothecary.

John Hargraves, Surgeon & apothecary.

R Hendersen M. D.

- Kipping, Surgeons, &c.

- Pankhurst, Surgeons, &c.

Richard Tillstone, Surgeon, apothecary & man-midwife.


William Attree, Attorney.

Henry Brooker, Attorney & notary.

William Cooper, Attorney.

Charles Marshall, Attorney.

James Charles Michell, Attorney.


John Ackerson, Bricklayer.

John Ackerson, Farmer.

Thomas Adams, Mariner.

William Alderton, Cabinet-maker, &c.

Richard Allen, Mariner.

Harry Attree, Linen & woollen-draper.

Samuel Baker, Baker.

Robert Bales, Milk man.

Sarah Barnard, Victualler (hammers).

T. S. C. Barnfather, Excise officer.

Nicholas Baschett, French master.

Aaron Batho, Victualler (chimney).

John Baulcombe, Innkeeper of New Ship.

Ruth Beach, Shopkeeper.

Matthew Bedding, Butcher.

Abram Benjamin, Silversmith.

- Bishop, Bricklayer.

Capt. Henry Blaber, Newcastle trader.

- Bordieux, Victualler of Blue Anchor.

Nathaniel Bradford, Fish-dealer.

Nathaniel Bradford, Leather-seller.

Wm. Bradford, Miller & london-carrier.

Sarah Brapple, Lodging-house.

William Breen, Schoolmaster.

Buckoll Bridger, Mariner.

Robert Bridger, Shoemaker.

John Brooker, Hair-dresser.

William Brown, Gunsmith, &c.

J Buckman, Victualler of Spotted Dog.

Stephen Buckoll, Schoolmaster.

J Bull, Cutler and distributor of stamps.

- Burfield, Grocer.

- Burnett, Shoemaker.

- Burt, Glazier.

Henry Burtenshaw, Bookseller and circulating library.

Richard Burton, Mariner.

Samuel Burton, Commander of the prince of wales packet.

Richard Butler, Taylor.

Edward Carden, Mariner.

Richard Carden, Mariner.

- Carpenter, Patten-maker.

Henry Carter, Grocer.

Henry Carter, Blacksmith.

Thomas Chalk, Draper.

Mrs - Chapman, Fruiterer.

John Chapman, Master of a vessel.

W Chapman, Brewer & tallow-chandler.

John Cheeseman, Innkeeper of George.

Joseph Chittenden, Shopkeeper.

- Church, Lodging-house.

Jonathan Chuter, Grocer.

- Clarke, Shoemaker.

Edw. Cobby, Linen & woollen-draper.

Mary Cobby, Dipper.

Ruth Cobby, Mantua-maker.

- Colbron, Carpenter.

George Colbron, Baker.

James Colbron, Hair-dresser.

Tho. Colchin, Innkeeper of White Lion.

- Cole, Blacksmith.

Michael Comfort, Taylor.

W Cooke, Crocer and tea-dealer.

John Cornwell, Butcher.

John Cotes, Carpenter.

John Coupland, Farrier and smith.

A Crawford, Bookseller, & post-master.

Robert Cripps, Grocer.

Thomas Cripps, Harness-maker.

- Crips, Coachmaker.

John Crunden, Carpenter.

- Dadswell, Pawnbroker.

Sarah Daniel, Lodging-house.

John Davis, Coal-merchant and london carrier.

- Delaffon, Straw-manufacturer.

Mrs - Dennett, Board & lodging-house.

Elizabeth Downes, Laundress.

- Dring, Grocer.

John Dulot, Books & circulating lib.

Miss - Dymer, Board & lodging-house.

Nicholas Earle, Plumber, painter, &c.

- Eldredge, Innkeeper of Golden Cross.

George Elmore, Linen-draper & horse-dealer.

Nicholas Elphick, Carrier.

- English, Schoolmistress.

Benjamin Erredge, Taylor.

William Erredge, Hair-dresser, &c.

- Evans, Hair-dresser.

James Feldwick, Shoemaker.

Thomas Fleming, Plumber & glazier.

John Furner, Innkeeper of Gun.

- Gaffney, Cook.

John Gallard, Carpenter.

- Gambier, Victualler.

William Gates, Carpenter.

- Gent, Grocer.

- Gilburd, Hair-dresser.

John Gilburd, Perfumer.

Henry Gillett, Victualler of Dolphin.

John Glazebrook, Hair-dresser.

John Goddard, Turner & patten-maker.

Mary Goldsmith, Grocer.

Richard Gorringe, Taylor.

James Gosney, Newsman.

Stephen Gourd, Coach-master.

- Grantham, Basket-maker.

William Gravett, Bricklayer.

James Gregory, Perfumer and jeweller.

Friend Gun, Mariner.

Daniel Hack, Draper.

- Hale, Victualler of King's Head.

- Hall, Wine-merchant.

Simon Hansell, Grocer.

- Harben, Ladies' boarding school.

- Harman, Carpenter.

Thomas Harman, Bricklayer.

- Harmer, Wireworker & auctioneer.

John Harvey, Milkman.

- Heithersay, Taylor, &c.

- Hemsley, Coachmaker.

George Hemsley, Wheelwright.

- Henwood, Coal-merchant.

Wm. Henwood, Innkeeper of White Horse.

Alexander Hicks, Cornchandler.

John Hicks, Tavern-keeper of Ship.

Thomas Hicks, Coachman.

Edward Hill, Cabinet-maker.

Alex Hillman, Victualler of Greyhound.

John Hilton, Baker.

Samuel Hobbs, Hogg-butcher.

Daniel Holdern, Victualler of One Tun.

- Howell, Porter.

John Howell, Porter.

Mary Howell, Dipper.

Thomas Howell, Bricklayer.

- Hughes, Victualler of Wheatsheaf.

- Hull, Shopkeeper and dealer in hams.

Richard Humber, Grocer.

Henry Humphry, Carpenter.

Richard Humphry, Taylor.

Matthew Hunter, Blacksmith.

Lympriere Hyde, Baker.

James Irish, Watchmaker & jeweller.

- Isard, Coachman.

George Jarrard, Carpenter.

Grace Johnson, Victualler of Spread Eagle.

- Jones, Music-seller.

John Jordon, Hair-dresser.

Thomas Jutton, Victualler of Cricketers.

- Keay, Grocer.

Henry Kelfey, Carpenter.

- Kent, Victualler of Three Tuns.

Richard Kent, Builder.

- Killick, Brewer, wine and coal-merchant.

John King, Sawyer.

- Kirby, China-man.

- Kirby, Grocer.

Thomas Knapp, Builder.

Charles Lashmar, Cabinet-maker.

John Lashmar, Baker.

John Lashmar, Grocer.

Richard Lashmar, Shopkeeper.

Susan Lashmar, Baker.

William Lashmar, Baker.

- Law, Coal-merchant.

James Leach, Victualler of Ship in Distress.

John Leach, Builder & tallow-chandler.

A Lee, Printer.

W Lee, Printer.

William Lee, Grocer.

William Leopard, Bricklayer.

Jacob Israel Levi, Silversmith.

Charles Lind, Commander of the speedwell packet.

- Lloyd, Linen-draper.

John Lucas, Taylor.

John Lucas, Brewer.

Adam Maiben, Sadler.

John Martin, Pastry-coook.

Thomas Martin, Shoemaker.

Dean May, Boat-builder.

John May, Boat-builder.

Charles Measor, Builder.

Henry Measor, Shoemaker.

Mrs - Mercer, Butcher.

Philip Mighell, Farmer.

W Mighell, Earthen-ware-house.

John Miles, Bather.

William Miles, Bather.

- Miller, Hat-maker.

Thomas Mitchenor, Brazier.

Francis Moon, Grocer.

Miss - Moorey, Milliner.

J Moppett, Victualler of Catherine Wheel.

- Morris, Taylor.

John Morris, Victualler of Little Castle.

- Myrtle, Taylor.

- Myrtle, Butcher.

William Myrtle, Butcher.

- Nevil, Baker.

Thomas Newington, Taylor.

- Newman, Taylor, &c.

- Nicholson, Boat-officer.

Tho. Nightingale, Breeches-maker, &c.

- Oliver, Schoolmaster.

Hugh Owen, Staffordshire. glass, and china-warehouse.

- Pain, Victualler of Thatched House.

Cornelius Paine, Academy.

James Paine, Mariner.

John Paine, Bricklayer.

Richard Paine, Drawing-master.

Thomas Paine Jun., Bricklayer.

Thomas Paine, Bricklayer.

William Paine, Grocer.

(son) Palmer, Blacksmith and farrier.

Edward Palmer, Whitesmith.

John Palmer, Whitesmith.

Richard Palmer, Taylor.

Richard Palmer, Blacksmith and farrier.

Henry Parker, Mariner.

Thomas Parker, Shoemaker.

- Parr, Shopkeeper and dealer in hams.

- Patching, Lodging-house.

James Patching, Hostler.

James Patching, Bather.

- Peircey, Brandy-merchant.

Henry Peircy, Cooper.

Thomas Pelling, Shoemaker.

- Penfold, Tallow-chandler.

John Pentecost, Glazier.

Miss - Pickering, Ladies' boarding school.

- Pike, Shoemaker.

- Pilfold, Carpenter.

- Pim, Green grocer.

- Pocock, Victualler of Hen & Chickens.

- Pocock, Victualler of Black Lion.

Thomas Pocock, Bricklayer.

- Pollard, Victualler of King & Queen.

- Pollard, Carpenter.

John Pollard, Mariner.

- Popgee, Grocer.

- Postell, Shoemaker.

- Poune, Builder.

- Poune, Builder.

(son) Poune, Builder.

Mary Priest, Lodging-house.

Mrs - Pullen, Ladies' boarding school.

Ann Randall, Mantua-maker.

James Henry Rawlings, Dancing & music-master.

John Reeder, Auctioneer.

- Reeves, Riding officer.

William Reynolds, Carpenter.

- Rice, Wine-merchant.

- Rich, Breeches-maker.

- Richardson, Linen-draper.

Stephen Rickword, Lodging-house.

Miss - Rickwords, Ladies' boarding school.

- Roberts, Lodging-house.

Beach Roberts, Tinman.

Charles Rudhall, Brazier & ironmonger.

Richard Russell, Butcher.

Thomas Salmon, Gardener.

Israel Samuel, Slopseller.

- Saunders, Bather.

- Saunders, Carpenter.

Geo. Seally, Victualler of Horse & Groom.

- Serjeant, Mariner.

John Serjeant, Mariner.

George Sharp, Brickmaker.

John Shelley, Shoemaker.

John Shoesmith, Butcher.

- Short, Taylor.

- Short Jun., Taylor.

- Shoubridge, Victualler.

James Sicklemore, Victualler of Unicorn.

John Sicklemore, Baker.

Peter Simon, Officer of the customs.

Thomas Simpson, Shoemaker.

Mrs - Skinner, Lodging-house.

James Skinner, Farmer.

William Skinner, Bricklayer.

John Smith, Grocer.

Richard Smith, Shopkeeper.

- Snelling, Sadler.

Richard Spearing, Carpenter.

- Spice, Brandy-merchant.

Daniel Stapleford, Lodging-house.

Stephen Stephens, Porter.

George Stepney, Pastry-coook.

John Stone, Shoemaker.

John Stone, Grocer.

Edward Streeter, Baker.

John Streeter, Miller.

Harry Styles, Auctioneer.

Harry Styles Jun., Musician.

- Sweetenham, Brickmaker.

Jonas Tattershall, Shoemaker.

Mark Terry, Grocer.

John Thomas, Boat-officer.

Jedediah Thompson, Blacksmith.

Mary Thorpe, Victualler of Seven Stars.

Edward Thunder, Carpenter.

- Tilt, Wine-merchant.

Thomas Tilt, Tavern-keeper of Castle.

- Tollhurst, Waiter.

- Tugwell, Shoemaker.

Thomas Tugwell, Shoemaker.

- Tupper, Glass-seller.

Henry Tupper, Butcher.

Henry Tupper, Carpenter.

William Tupper, Carpenter.

- Vallances, Brewer, wine and coal-merchant.

Ambrose Venner, Bricklayer.

Richard Venner, Grocer.

William Verral, Cabinet-maker.

John Vine, Grocer.

- Waite, Ladies' boarding school.

- Walker, China-man.

- Walker, Hair-dresser.

John Walker, Perfumer.

- Wallace, Victualler of Rising Sun.

Joseph Walls, Blacksmith.

- Walter, Riding-officer.

William Watson, Currier.

- Webb, Victualler of Crown & Anchor.

Thomas Webb, Grocer.

Richard Lem. Whichelo, Brewer, wine and coal-merchant.

William Wigney, Linen-draper.

Thomas Wigram, Currier.

William Wigram, Plumber & glazier.

Henry Wilbar, Academy.

James Willett, Officer of the customs.

Robert Williams, Stone-mason.

Stephen Williams, Bricklayer.

Thomas Williamshurst, Watchmaker.

Mary Willie, Grocer.

- Wilson, Innkeeper of Lamb.

- Wilson, Victualler of Half Moon.

- Wingham, Hardware-shop.

Baruck Wingham, Shoemaker.

James Wisdom, Grocer.

Simon Wisdom, Blacksmith.

John Wollycraft, Staffordshire & glass warehouse.

- Wood, Victualler of Carpenter's Arms.

H Wood, Victualler of Bell.

William Wood, Carpenter.

- Wymark, Grocer.

Wm. Yates, Victualler of Coach & Horses.

- Young, Lodging-house.

Other People Mentioned

Colville Bridger Esq. of Buckingham House.

Hanry Courthope Campion Esq.

John Davis, Agent for packets.

- Harben, Banker.

Nathaniel Kemp Esq.

John Norton Esq.

John Paine Esq.

Right Hon. Lord - Pelham.

- Rice, Banker.

- Rice, Banker.

- Scutt, Banker.

- Shergold, Banker.

Sir J Stapley.

Charles Callis Western Esq.


Brighthelmstone is the old name for Brighton.

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