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Westbourne is a large parish, and gives name to hundred and union, in the rape of Chichester, 7 miles from that city, and within a short distance to Emsworth harbour. Its western limit is made by a small bourne, or stream, dividing it from Hampshire; Racton, Funtington, Chidham and the northern branch of Chichester harbour, form the other boundaries. Its area is 4,230 acres; population, in 1841, was 2,093; assessed to the Income Tax at £10,111. The principal landed proprietors are Charles Dixon, Esq., Colonel Wyndham, and Messrs. Hipkin, Recks and Wyatt. The village, formerly a trading town is of considerable size, pleasingly situated, though on a low site. It was formerly the residence of the Freeland family, ancestors of the family now resident at Chichester. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a neat structure; the living is a rectory and vicarage, value £435 per annum, the former a sinecure; it is in the deanery of Boxgrove. The rector and vicar is the Rev. Henry Newland, M.A. Here is a National School for 80 boys and 80 girls. The union poor-house is also in this parish. Aldsworth, Hermitage, Nutbourne, Prinsted and Woodmancote are tithings belonging to this parish.

Letters received through Emsworth.

Allen Rev. Robert Pinhorn
Boyce Lieut. William Henry, R.N.
Butler Mrs. Hermitage
Crosbie Capt. William, Olfield Lawn
Griffin John, Nutbourne
Moore Mrs
Strang John Douglas, esq. M.D.
Warren Lieut. William, R.N., Norman Cottage
Wyatt Mrs.

Ayling John, bricklayer, Nutbourne
Bailey Henry, farmer, Prinstead
Bailey William, farmer, Prinstead
Baker Thomas, blacksmith, Hermitage
Bowman George, boot maker
Butler James, mast & blk maker, Hermitage
Byerley Thomas, miller
Catchlove William, chair maker
Chase Richard, drillman,
Colliuson Edward, boot maker, Hermitage
Cosens William, beer retailer
Covington Mrs. Harriet, National School
Cox Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper, Nutbourne
Crockford Francis, boot maker
Crutchley John, beer retailer
Dawkins Benjamin, Sindells
Day John, millwright, Hermitage
Edwards Edmund, “bell & Anchor”, Nutbourne
Gale Godfrey, “Lamb”
Goddard Thomas, blacksmith
Grant Miss Matilda, linen draper
Green James, grocer, Nutbourne
Green John, yeoman, Hermitage
Green Joseph, farmer, Prior’s Leaze
Gurl Mrs. Sarah, infant school
Guyatt James, boot maker & farmer
Hawkins Joseph, master of union house
Hellyer William, carpenter, Hermitage
Hendy William, baker & grocer, Hermitage
Hipkin George, farmer, Aldsworth
Hoar Joseph, brick maker, Nutbounre
Irish Henry Joseph, farrier
Jones Richard, relieving officer & registrar of births, deaths & marriages for Westbourne district
Jordan Thomas, blacksmith, Nutbourne
Kelsey Richard, farmer, Prinsted
Kinch John, carpenter
Kinch Thomas, wheelwright, Prinsted
King William, beer retailer
Lane Joseph, miller, Gosden Green
Lillywhite John, “Harvest Home,” Prinsted
Lowe Mrs. Elizabeth, grocer & post office receiving house
Lunn William, butcher
Lyne Philip Lyne, professor of music
Marsh William, baker
Marshall Mrs. Agnes, leather cutter, Hermitage
Marshall Benjamin, grocer
Mason John, saddler, Hermitage
Miller Adolphus, sail, ropemaker & salt merchant
Miller Mrs. Elizabeth, beer retailer
Miller Isaac, jun. butcher
Miller Joseph, baker, Hermitage
Miller William, beer retailer
Morgan William, blacksmith
Morris Miss Ann, ladies’ boarding & day school
Nash James, wheelwright & carpenter, Nutbourne
Oakshot John, grocer
Pacey Henry, “George & Dragon”, Nutbourne
Phillips Henry, beer retailer & blacksmith
Quinnell James, “Royal Oak”, Hermitage
Salisbury James, boys’ boarding & day school
Sandles William, grocer
Scadgell Mrs. Lucy, “white Horse”
Smith Horatius, blacksmith
Soper Gregory, blacksmith, Prinsted
Spriggs Emery, beer retailer
Terry Henry, National School
Terry James, miller
Whicher William, butcher
Wilks Bridger, plumber
Woodman John, basket maker
Wyatt John, merchant, miller & farmer, Nutbourne

Source: 19/10/2006 Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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