Poll Book 1784

Freeholders that lived in or held land in Old or New Shoreham, Southwick or Kingston who voted in the 1784 Poll

(spelling as original)

 

              Freeholder     Where Freehold Lies   Where Freeholder Lives
Lord Surry Shoreham Bridge Arundell Castle
Thomas Norton, Esq., Southwick Kingston per Sea
Clement Bishop Lanceing West Chiltington
William Shadwell Lanceing Ringmer
John Souton Lanceing Lanceing
Loftus Nun, Esq., New Shoreham Chichester
Rev. Charles Williams, Clerk Kingston per Sea Woolbeeding
Nathaniel Hall, jun. New Shoreham Southwick
Thomas Burry Lanceing Sompting
William Hampton Lanceing Lanceing
Thomas Williamson Lanceing Midhurst
Stephen Rickword New Shoreham Brighten
Thomas English Southwicke Southwicke
John Smith Southwicke Southwicke
Thomas Bushbey Lanceing Lanceing
Nathaniel Hall, sen. Southwicke Southwicke
Thomas Briggs Horsham New Shoreham
Rev. William Waring, Clerk Southwicke Rectory Southwicke Rectory
William Hazelgrove New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Pelham New Shoreham New Shoreham
Richard Sutford New Shoreham New Shoreham
Richard Monkhouse New Shoreham New Shoreham
George Willson New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Suckliff New Shoreham New Shoreham
Richard Hollands New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Cave New Shoreham New Shoreham
Harry Ather New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Beach New Shoreham New Shoreham
Caleb Burrows New Shoreham New Shoreham
Benjamin Button New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Junott New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Peters New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Boyce New Shoreham New Shoreham
Henry Partington New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Bawcombe New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Tillstone New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Burton 1 New Shoreham New Shoreham
Rev. William Merchant, Clerk New Shoreham Rectory New Shoreham
John Burton 1 New Shoreham New Shoreham
Robert Hyham New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Partington New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Bennett New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Howe New Shoreham New Shoreham
Samuel Deane New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Pelham New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Lashmer New Shoreham New Shoreham
Richard Lashmer New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Stent New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Longhurst New Shoreham New Shoreham
M…. T…. (illegible) 2 New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Light New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Freeman New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Cooler New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Boyce, jun. New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Sawyers New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Wrickham New Shoreham New Shoreham
Robert Grover, jun. New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Foster New Shoreham New Shoreham
Robert Grover, sen. New Shoreham New Shoreham
George Sawyers New Shoreham New Shoreham
Samuel Sawyers New Shoreham New Shoreham
Robert Potter New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Mapham  3 New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Walls New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Brown New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Hollingham New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Smith New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Edwards New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Newnum, jun. New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Hayler New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Hogsflesh New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Egdeane New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Cooper New Shoreham New Shoreham
Benjamin Tillstone New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Bawcombe New Shoreham New Shoreham
Napper Daniell New Shoreham New Shoreham
Adam Daniell New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Holden New Shoreham New Shoreham
Siderick Elgar New Shoreham New Shoreham
Richard Carpenter New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Wickes New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Newnum New Shoreham New Shoreham
Nathaniel Newnum New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Bridger Norton New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Robinson New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Itherton New Shoreham Arundell
John Peters 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Puttock 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Newnum, sen. 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Morley 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Puttock 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
William Hessell 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Parsons 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
Richard Harris 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Sonton 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Hollingham New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Vinall 4 New Shoreham New Shoreham
James Sawyer New Shoreham New Shoreham
Isaac Grover Southwicke Brighton
John Vallance Southwicke Hove
Stephen Rice Southwicke Southwicke
William Parker Lanceing Lanceing
James Buckle Southwicke Brighton
Henry Cudington Old Shoreham Old Shoreham
John Mille Lanceing Lanceing
John Hall New Shoreham Southwicke
Daniel Roberts New Shoreham New Shoreham
Bartholomew Roberts New Shoreham New Shoreham
John Roberts New Shoreham New Shoreham
Thomas Dyer Lanceing  Portslade
Thomas Ellman Beeding Old Shoreham
John Norton, Esq., Kingston per Sea Southwick
Michael Stubbs Lanceing Keymer
Thomas Clark Southwicke Southwicke
William Jay Southwicke Southwicke
William Marshall Southwicke Southwicke
John Browne New Shoreham Brighton
Richard Jay Sompting Lancing
William Newman Lanceing Lanceing
John Ford Lanceing Lanceing
Richard Cousins Lanceing Lanceing

 

 

Notes

1 There were two John Burtons and not believed to be related.

An additional column ‘Occasional Remarks’ is not included here but relevant entries for the above names are as follows:-

2 ‘Because he belongs to the Revenue Cutter and has deputation.’

3 ‘Because only taxed to the last Book and slept but one night in the house.’

4 ‘As being a Certificate Man.’

5 ‘Having a deputation in the Customs.’

 

 

(Extracted from the 1784 election of two Burgesses for the Rape of Bramber held by West Sussex Record Office ref. Lib.15618)

 

 

The Robertsons and their Bungalows

Alexander Duff Robertson, the son of a Scottish industrialist, began business as the proprietor of a laundry in London. He later became predominantly involved in property development both in London and Shoreham. During WW1 he was a captain in the RFC/RAF and afterwards served on Shoreham‘s Urban Council.

Alexander purchased land on Shoreham Beach and went on to build a number of bungalows there for himself, his family and to let out. During their time in Bungalow Town the building work and subsequent residency in their homes was uniquely recorded in a collection of photographs and ephemera that have been generously donated by a descendant who bears the self same names a his forbear. Continue reading “The Robertsons and their Bungalows”

Maps

1622 Shoreham to Lancing Marshes Map – Although lacking in some detail and is incomplete (the original has the extreme west part missing) this is probably one of the earliest large scale maps of the area. Surveyed and drawn by George Randoll , presumably for the then owners of the land, it came into the hands of the Petworth Estate in 1784 when they purchased Pad Farm and some of the marshes. It shows the main course of the river around Old and New Shoreham. Unusually orientated north to south it covers the area from Well Dyke (near today’s Sussex Pad site) to the ‘Stoane Beatche’ (which shows the build up of the Shoreham Beach spit or peninsula – this is thought to have been long established and even by the 17th century the river is believed to have entered the sea as far west as Southwick). From east to west the map originally covered from Shoreham to Worthing Gate (map piece missing – now known as Teville Gate). Text in the top left corner refers to the submerged village of Pende reads ‘In this place being distant from the shore in the sea (axer?) could wales (rocks) to be (seen?) at low water which are commonly called axaparte – the old name for Pende. A ferry is shown at Old Shoreham where the toll bridge is now – the Lancing and Well Dyke ‘shoppes’ were, of course , workshops. Were these offshoots of the river man made for drainage or naturally formed? Apart from the main river little or nothing of them in their original position remains now although the section from ‘Salte Mershes’ opposite Old Shoreham down to ‘Lyttel Iland’ seems to have survived up to 1780 alongside a road through what is now the airport (Map5a) and although that road can still be seen on the 1912 map (Map12b) the ditch itself has disappeared.

Reproduced by permission of Lord Egremont.

 

Ship Arrivals & Departures 1837-1842.

A selection of newspaper cuttings providing  five year example of ship movements in and out of Shoreham port during the 19th century. The ship’s name is followed by the surname of the captain then the port sailed from or to. From early 1840 the cargo carried is also given.

The British Library Newspaper Archive is a massive and absolutely fascinating resource and thanks must go them for their permission in allowing these images to be reproduced (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). Please also note that in copyright images belong to Northcliffe Media Limited and out of copyright images belong to The British Library. Continue reading “Ship Arrivals & Departures 1837-1842.”