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Book:Sussex Long Ago:1976
Author: Bunt, Peggy
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Book:Littlehampton Long Ago:1974
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'Sussex Life' illustrated articles on Sid Reeves, of Rustington (his family owned goats); Douglas Caplan, of Findon; Mrs Lillian Knight of Wick.
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f2. Ex pte Ralph Erle, clerk, vicar of Eartham v. Alice Rede.
Cause: tithes. Parish Eartham. Da e: 28 May 1597.
f2. Dep. John Page, merchant of Eartham. Lived Eartham 1 year.
Before lived Arundel 27 years. Before lived Petworth 20 years. Born Eartham.
Age 60. Wit.No.mark. No sign.
f3. Dep. William Pynn, husbandman of Eartham. Born Eartham.
Age 50. Wit.mark.
f4. Dep. Robert Purdue, husbandman, of Eartham. Lived Eartham 26 years. Before lived Fishbourne 2 years. Born Siddlesham.
f5. Dep. Henry Browning, husbandman of Eartham. Lived Eartham 25 years. Born Duncton. Age 57. Wit. mark.
f6. Dep. Simon Page, husbandman of Eartham. Lived Eartham 30 years. Before lived Slindon 4 years. Born Madehurst.
Age 50. Wit. mark.
f6v. Dep. Edward Sargent, shepherd, formerly husbandman of Eartham. Lived Eartham 19 years. Before lived West Dean 9 years. Born Southwick, Hants. Age (sic). Wit. mark.
f7v. Dep. Thomas Peachy, husbandman of Eartham Born Eartham.
f8. Dep. Richard Stapler, husbandman of Eartham. Lived Eartham 20 years. Before lived Lyminster 6 years. Before lived Arundel 9 years. Born Slindon. Age 45. Wit. mark.
f8v. Dep. thomas Hartley, husbandman of Eartham. Born Eartham.
Age 26. Wit. mark.
9v. Dep. William Peachy, Yeoman of Eartham. Born Eartham.
Wit. mark.
f10. Dep. Anthony Sheppard, yeoman of Eartham. Born Eartham.
Age 70. Wit. mark.
f11. Dep. John Paty, shepherd of Whyke. Lived Whyke 12 months since last Lady Day. Before lived Eartham 2½ years. Before lived West Dean 2 years. Before lived Preston in the parish of Binderton 3 years. Before lived Cocking 3 years. Before lived Steep, Hants. 7 years. Born Welford, Berks.
Age 54. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f13. Ex pte William Sutton v. Henry Weston.
Cause: tithes. Parish: East Wittering. Date 4 July 1592.
f13. Dep. Edward Hussh gent of Selsey. Lived Selsey 7 years.
Born Siddlesham. Age 67. No mark. No sign.
f13v. Dep. William Bumbryg, yeoman of East Wittering. Lived East Wittering 36 years. Born Birdham. Age 42. No mark. No sign.
f14. Dep. Richard Palmer, husbandman of North Bersted. Lived North Bersted 16 years. Before lived Earnley 7 years.
Before lived Siddlesham 22 years. Born Earnley.
Age 60. Wit. mark.
f15. Dep. Margaret Taylor, widow of East Wittering, Lived East Wittering 40 years. Before lived Siddlesham 2 years. Born Itchenor. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f15v. Dep. Margery Genman, widow of East Wittering. Lived East Wittering 30 years. Born St Bartholomew, Chichester.
f16. Dep. Robert Seale, husbandman of Siddlesham. Lived Siddlesham 55 years. Born Iping. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f16v. Dep. Edward Hussh, see f 13 above. Wit. signs Husshe.
f16v. Dep. Richard Garret, seaman of Siddlesham. Lived Siddlesham 50 years. Before lived Kingston, Arundel 4 years. Born Billingshurst. Age 73. Wit, mark.
[Next case] f22. Ex pte Thomas Lenn v. William Porson (Parson?) and William Short.
Cause: church rate. Parish: Middleton. Date 26 May 1597.
f22. Dep. Jeremiah Cooke, vicar of Middleton. Lived Middleton 15 years. Born Steyning. Age 43. Wit. sign.
f22v. Dep. James Nash, weaveer of Middleton. Lived Middleton 16 years. Before lived St Pancras, Chichester 3 years. Born Odiham, Hants. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f23v. Dep. Michael Okinden, yeoman of Felham. Lived Felpham 30 years. Before lived Burpham 30 years. Born West Grinstead. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f24. Dep. Thomas Byllett, seafarer of Walberton. Lived Walberton 38 years. Born Middleton. Age 60. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f25. Ex pte John Wyke v. Peter Betsworth. Cause: tithes.
Parish: Elsted. Date 29 June 1597
f25. Dep. Edward Drue, yeoman of Eldsted. Born Elsted. Lived 10 years at Stedham. Age 75. Wit. mark.
f25v. Dep. Michael Cooper, husbandman of Elsted. Lived Elested 10 years. Before lived Harting 6 years. Born Buriton, Hants. Age 34. Wit. mark.
f26v. Dep. Elizabeth Pack, single woman of Elsted. Lived Elsted 4 years. Born Rogate. Age 22. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f28. Ex pte Alice Read v Ralph Erle. Cause: tithes. Parish: Eartham and Upwaltham. Undated; between June - Oct 1597.
f28. Dep. William Bruer, husbandman of Boxgrove. Lived Boxgrove 48 years. Before lived Eartham 5 years. Before lived Pagham 10 years. Born North Mundham. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f28v. Dep. Edward Millington senior, husbandman of Bosham. Lived Bosham 39 years. Before lived Selsey 6 years. Before lived Binderton 52 years. Before lived Upwaltham 4 years. Born Bosham. Age 77 (sic). Wit, mark.
f29. Dep. John Hills husbandman of East Dean. Born East Dean.
Age 66. Wit.mark.
Continued at f32v. below.
[Next case] f30. Ex pte William Cooper v. Phillipa Cooper widow. Cause: testamentary, will of John Cooper. Parish: Sompting.
Undated; between June - Oct. 1597.
f30. Dep. George Cooper, yeoman of Sompton. Lived Sompting 4 years. Before lived Angmering 4 years. Before lived Tortington and Durrington. Born Warnham. Age 23. Wit. sign.
f30v. Dep. William Lussher gent of Arundel. Lived Arundel 3 years. Before lived Tortington 10 years. Before lived Durrington and Tarring 13 years. Befire lived Thakeham 3 years. Wit. sign.
f31. Dep. William Holland, mercer of Steyning. Born Steyning.
Age 35. Wit.sign.
f31v. Dep. Phillip Smythe, yeoman of Basing, Hants. Lived Basing 2 months. Before lived Patcham, E. Sussex, 6 years. Before Lived Horsted Keynes 3 years. Before lived Eastbourne 2 years. Born Wymering, Hants. Age 34. Wit. sign.
f32. Dep. John Peers, yeoman of Bosham. Born Bosham. Age 32.
Wit. sign.
[Next case] Continued from f29 above.
f32v. Dep. Thomas Tyme sometime parson of Upwaltham for 4 or 5 years about 40 years ago.
f32v. Dep. John Swert (?), husbandman of East Dean. Born East Dean. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f33. Dep. William Goble, husbandman of Aldingbourne. Lived Aldingbourne 14 years. Before lived Upwaltham 2 years. Before lived Woolavington 1 year. Before lived Tillington
52 (?) years. Before lived Woolavington 1 year. Before lived Upwaltham 10 years. Born Tillington. Age not given.
Wit.mark.
Continued at f46v. below.
[Next case] f34. Ex pte Henry Weston vicar of East Wittering v. William Sutton. Cause: tithes. Parish: East Wittering.
f34. Dep. Richard Crosby, husbandman of East Wittering. Born East Wittering. Age 65.Wit.mark.
f35. Dep. John Sneller, tailor of East Wittering. Lived East Wittering 19 years. Born East Wittering. Age 63. Wit.mark.
[Next case] f36. Ex pte George Sly v. --- Langridge and William Heldrop.
Cause: testamentary, will of William Sly. Parish: West Thorney. Date : 7 Oct 1597
f36. Dep. Thomas Gay, yeoman of Emsworth. Lived Emsworth 26 years. Before lived West Thorney 20 years. Born Kingston, Portsmouth. Age 63. Wit.mark.
Continued at f44v below.
[Next case] f39. Ex pte Joan Cooper alias Dudman v. William Dudman. Cause: testamentary, will of Richard Dudman. Parish: Fernhurst. Date: 9 Dec. 1597.
f39. Dep. William Coyler, yeoman of Fernhurst. Born Fernhurst. Age 64. Wit.mark.
f39v. Dep. Stephen Willard, wheelwright of Lynchmere. Lived Lynchmere 15 years. Born Petworth. Age 42. Wit.mark.
[Next case] f40v. Ex pte Richard Dench son and executor of the will of Elizabeth Slater and executor of the will of John Slater V. John Slater. Undated: between Dec - Feb. 1597/8
Parish: Wiggonholt
f40v. Dep. Richard Boley, rector of Wiggonholt with Greatham.
Lived Wigg Nholt 10 years. Born Kempley, Gloucester. Age 40. Wit.sign.
f41v. Dep. Thomas Dench, butcher of Wiggonholt Born Wiggonholt. Age 50. Wit.mark.
f41v. Dep. Richard Chambers, husbandman of Wiggonholt. Born Wiggonholt. Age 50. Wit.mark.
f43v. Dep. Thomas Hayward, husbandman of Wiggonholt.Lived.
Wigginholt 20 years. Before lived Lyminster 5 years. Born West Angmering. Age 60. Wit.mark.
[Next case] Continued from f36 above. Date: 4 Feb. 1597/8
f44v. Dep. Elizabeth Hartley. Details at f46 below.
f45. Dep. Thomas Gay. Details at f 36 above.
f45v. Dep. John Sly, tailor of Nutbourne, Parish of Westbourne.
Born Nutbourne. Age 32. Wit.mark.
f46. Dep. Elizabeth Hartley wife of Lawrence Hartley, brickmaker of Westbourne. Lived Westbourne 40 years. Born Durrington.
Age 60. Wit.mark.
Continued at f51 below.
[Next case] Continued from f 33 above. Date: 7 Feb 1597/8
f46v. Dep. Thomas Young, tailor of Eartham. Born Eartham.
Age 72. Wit.mark.
f47. Dep. John Lancaster, rector of Graffham. Lived Graffham 18 years. Born Dalton, Lancs. Age 68. Wit. sign.
f48v. Dep. Richard Hartley, husbandman of Crockerhill in parish of Boxgrove. Lived Boxgrove 3 years. Before lived Eartham 22 years. Born Crockerhill. Age 34. Wit.mark.
[Next case] Continued from f46 above.
f51. Dep. Elizabeth Hartley. Details at f 46 above.
[Next case] f52. Ex pte John Whatly v. William Rods. Cause: slander.
Parish: Oving. Date: 15 Feb 1597/8
f52. Dep. Fortunatus Barrow, husbandman of Tangmere. Lived Tangmere 3 years. Before lived Rustington 1 year. Before lived Angmering 5 years. Before lived Keynor, Sidlesham 1 year. Before lived Selsey 1 years. Born Tangmere.
Age 26. Wit.mark.
f52v. Dep. Alice Rushman wife of William Rusham, tailor of Oving. Lived Oving 6 years. Born Southwick Hants.
f53. Dep. John Woods, husbandman of West Marden. Lived West Marden 1 year. Before lived West Dean 6 weeks. Before lived Oving 1 year. Before lived Surrey 3 years. Before lived Binderton 8 years. Before lived Woodhouse, Hants.
Born Romsey, Hants. Age 30. Wit.mark.
f54. Dep. Thomas Rushman, husbandman of Colworth, parish of Oving. Lived Oving 7 years. Before lived Tangmere 3 or 4 years. Born Oving. Age 32. Wit.mark.
[Next case] f55. Ex pte Joan Smith v. Elizabeth Mason. Cause: Defamation.
Parish: Wyke. Date: 10 Mar, 1597/8.
f55. Dep. Anne Jenman wife of Robert Jenman, smith of St Pancras, Chichester. Lived St Pancras 5 years. Born West Dean. Age 36. Wit.mark.
f55. Dep. Alice Exton wife of Edward Exton of St Pancras, Chichester. Born Bosham. Age 48. Wit.mark.
f55v. Dep. Margery Roberts, servant for 1 year past to Mr. Thomas Mason of Wyke. Age 30. Born Pulborough. Wit.mark.
[Next case] f57. Ex pte Elizabeth Martyn alias Burgess v. Margaret Woolridge. Cause: testamentary, will of Henry Burgess of Pulborough. Date: 11 Mar. 1597/8.
f57. Dep. John Clares, yeoman of Pulborough. Born Pulborough.
Age 56. Wit.mark.
f57v. Dep. Henry Smith of Cold Waltham. Lived Cold Waltham 11 years. Before lived Pulborough 1 years. Born Amberley.
f58v. Dep. Nicholas Coward, tailor of Stopham. Lived Stopham 7 years. Before lived Pulborough 24 years. Born Ditchling.
[Next case] f60. Ex pte John Leigh, rector of Upwaltham v. Ralph Erle, vicar of Eartham. Cause:tithes. Parish: East Dean and Up Waltham. Date: 11 Apr. 1598.
f60. Dep. John Coort, husbandman of East Dean. Born East Dean.
Age 61. Wit.mark.
f61. Dep. William Tuff, husbandman of East Dean. Born East Dean. Age 84. Wit.mark.
f61v. Dep. Joan Selden wife of Valentine Selden, husbandman of Up Waltham. Lived Up Waltham 40 years. Before lived Sidlesham 6 years. Born St Martins, Chichester. Age 60. Wit.mark.
f63. Dep. Joan Russell wife of Thomas Russell, shepherd of Up Waltham. Lived Up Waltham 39 years. Before lived Madehurst 3 years. Born East Wittering. Age 67. Wit.mark.
f63v. Dep. John Purvyle, husbandman of Up Waltham. Lived Up Waltham 21 years. Before lived East Lavant 1 year. Before lived Charlton 2 years. Born Harting. Age 40. Wit.mark.
f64v. Dep. John Lovier, husbandman of Binsted. Lived Binsted 4 years. Before lived West Burton 1 year. Before lived Bignor 4 years. Before lived Lyminster 4½ years. Before lived Poling 1 year. Before lived Petworth 3 years. Before lived Up Waltham 3 years. Before lived Sutton 3 years. Before lived Lodsworth 4 years. Born Pulborough.
f65v. Dep. Francis Bell, husbandman of Pagham. Lived Pagham 8 years. Before lived 5 years with Thomas Read at Up Waltham. Born Boxgrove. Age 33. Wit.mark.
[Next case] f66v. Ex pte Stephen Terry v. Roger Shotter and Edward Tanner.
Cause: tithes. Parish: Lynchmere. Date: 7 June 1598.
f66v. Dep. Nicholas [ ] husbandman of Lynchmere. Lived all his life at Lynchmere except 3 years at Bramshot, Hants. Born Lynchmere. Age 67. Wit.mark.
f68v. Dep. Roger Quennell, husbandman of Pophall in parish of Fernhurst. Born Fernhurst. Age 50. Wit.mark.
f69v. Dep. John Bennett, rector of Lynchmere. Lived Lynchmere 10 years. Before lived Trotton 4 years. Born Chichester.
Age 40. Wit.mark.
f71v. Dep. Thomas Ireland, husbandman of Lynchmere. Lived Lynchmere 25 years. Born Greene (= Wisborough Green?).
[Next case] f73v. Ex pte Mary Kennett v. Thomas Taylor. Cause: defamation.
Parish: Hardham. Date 7 July 1598.
f73v. Dep. Richard Clement, husbandman of Hardham. Lived Hardham 40 years. Born Wiggonholt. Age 70. Wit.mark.
f74. Dep. John Potter, husbandman of Hardham alias Heringham.
Lived Hardham 19 years. Before lived Petworth 15 years. Before lived Fittleworth & years. Before lived Kirdford 15 years. Born Slinford. Age 65. Wit.mark.
f75. Dep. John Francis, husbandman of Hardham. Born Hardham.
She 60. Wit.mark.
Continued at f147 below.
[Next case] f76. Ex pte Mr Richard Barwick, clerk v. William Lodger.
Cause: tithes. Parish: Up Marden. Date; 14 July 1598.
f76. Dep. Thomas Randall, yeoman of Up Marden. Lived Up Marden 14 years. Born Chalton, Hants. Age 40. Wit. sign ½.
f76v. Dep. Robert Trivet, husbandman of Compton. Born Compton. Age 48. Wit.mark.
f77v. Dep. Mark Pitt yeoman of Up Marden. Lived Up Marden 4 or 5 years. Born Harting. Age 37. Wit.sign.
f78. Dep. William Amford, husbandman of Compton. Lived Compton 1 year. Before lived East Lavant 1 year. Born Cleeve, Wilts. Age 23. Deposition incomplete.
[Next case] f79. Ex pte John Baker v. widow Brinkhurst alias Baker.
Cause: probate, will of Thomas Baker. Parish: Rustington. Date: 22 July 1598.
f79. Dep. John Baker of Eglesdene, Angmering, yeoman. Lived Angmering 10 years. Born Rustington. Age 56. Wit.sign.
f79v. Dep. Robert Brake, husbandman of Rustington. Lived Rustington 40 years. Born Lyminster. Age 46. Wit.mark.
f80. Dep. Thomas Hacher, tailor of Rustington. Born Rustington. Age 25. Wit.mark.
[Next case] f80v. Ex pte Richard Threele v. Richard Stringer. Cause: testamentary, will of Thomas Stringer. Parish: Climping. Date: 22 July 1598.
f80v. Dep. Thomas Emerson, vicar of Climping. Lived Climping 2 years. Born Coventry, Warwicks. Age 27. Wit.mark.
f81. Dep. John Wither, husbandman of Climping.Lived Climping 3 years. Before lived Findon 30 years. Born Angmering.
[Next case] f82. Ex pte Richard Soper v. Agnes Boorer alias Soper.
Cause: testamentary, will of Thomas Soper late of Wiston. Parish: West Grinstead. Date 21 Sep, 1598.
f82. Dep. Thomas Linfield, husbandman of West Grinstead.
Born West Grinstead. Age 40. Wit.mark.
f83. Dep. Thomas Botting, husbandman of West Grinstead.
Lived West Grinstead 30 years. Before lived Hurst (SX) 3 years. Born Nuthurst. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f84v. Dep. Mr Lawrence Bond, rector of West Grinstead. Lived West Grinstead 10 years. Born Kew, Richmond, Mdx. Age 39. Wit. sign.
Continued at f 122v. below.
[Next case] f86. Ex pte Mr William Hyde rector of Bosham v. Thomas Trymlet. Cause: tithes. Parish: Bosham. Date: 16 Oct 1598.
f86. Dep. Richard Wells, husbandman of Bosham. Born Bosham. Age 42. Wit. mark.
f86v. Dep. John Bulk, husbandman of Birdham. Lived Birdham 6 years. Before lived Apuldram 16 years. Before lived Bosham 22 years. Before lived Walton on Thames 7 years. Wit. mark.
f87v. Dep. Michael Case, yeoman of West Ashling. Lived West Ashling 27 years. Before lived Upper Cragton, Hants 3 years. Before lived Beriton Hants 2 years. Before lived Bosham 11 years. Born Haslemere, Surrey. Age 53. Wit. sign.
f88v. Dep. Thomas Millington, husbandman of Bosham. Lived Bosham 39 years. Before lived Stopham 7 years. Before lived Sidlesham 4 years. Born Bosham. Age 72. Wit. mark.
f89v. Dep. Catherine Catchlove singlewoman of Stoughton. Lived Bosham 1½ years. Born Stoughton. Age 18. Wit. mark.
f90v. Dep. Edward Millington, tailor of Bosham. Lived Bosham 14 years. Before lived Singleton 7 years. Born Bosham. Age 32. Wit. mark.
f91. Dep. John Fayre alias Ayre, husbandman of Bosham. Lived Bosham 40 years. Born Hunston. Age 55. Wit. mark.
f91v. Dep. John Freeland of Bosham. Lived Bosham 16 years. Before lived London 14 years. Born Chidham. Age 56. Wit. sign.
f92v. Dep. Edward Millington, senior, husbandman of Bosham. Born Bosham. Age 74. Wit. mark.
f93. Dep. Edward Lucas, blacksmith of West Ashling. Lived West Ashling 20 years. Born Beeding. Age 46. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f95. Ex pte William Lacey v. Elizabeth Waller. Cause: defamation. Parish: Midhurst. Date: 20 Oct. 1598.
f95. Dep. John Smith, husbandman of Midhurst. Lived Midhurst 20 years. Born Harting. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f95. Dep. William White, yeoman of Midhurst. Born Midhurst. Age 72. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f96v. Ex pte Elizabeth Faulkner v. Joan Rolph. Cause: defamation. Parish: Bosham. Date 2 Nov. 1598.
f96v. Dep. Katherine Bond wife of William Bond, husbandman of Bosham. Lived Bosham since last Feast of St Michael. Before lived Chidham 3/4 year. Before lived West Wittering from Maytime to Michaelmas. Born Amberley. Age 25 or 26. Wit. mark.
f97. Dep. Eleanor Bone wife of Stephen Bone of Bosham. Lived Bosham since Feast of St Michael last. Before lived Chidham 2 years. Born Midhurst. Age 20. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f98v. Ex pte Alice and Margaret Storey v. William Smith. Cause: testamentary, will of Bartholemew Storey. Parish: West Dean. Undated, between 2 and 10 Nov. 1598.
f98v. Dep. William Dawtey, husbandman of Wheelgrove, West Dean. Lived West Dean 16 years. Before lived Binderton 11 years. Before lived Midhurst 3 years. Born Petworth. Age 47. Wit. mark.
f100v. Dep. Thomas Parr, tailor of Chilgrove. Lived Chilgrove 14 years. Born [ ]. Age 35. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f102. Ex pte Thomas Taylor v. Mary Kennett. Cause: defamation. Parish: Hardham. Date: 10 Nov. 1598.
f102. Dep. John Knowles, yeoman of Hardham. Lived Hardham 12 years. Before lived Climping, Ford and Binsted 9 years. Before lived Cold Waltham 20 years. Born Cocking. Age 47. Wit. sign.
f102v. Dep. Thomas Piper, husbandman of Hardham. Lived Hardham 2 years. Born Bury. Age 50. Wit. mark.
f102v. Dep. John Harward, husbandman of Hardham. Lived Hardham 30 years. Born North Stoke. Age 54. Wit. mark.
f103. Dep. Thomas [ ] carpenter of Cold Waltham. Lived Cold Waltham 10 years. Before lived Bepton 17 years. Born Witley, Surrey. Age 30. Wit. mark.
f103v. Dep. Richard Smith, tailor of Chiltington. Born Chiltington. Age 22. Wit. mark.
(See also f 73v above.)
[Next case] f104v. Ex pte Thomas Langham v. Robert Samuel. Cause: testamentary, will of Robert Samuel senior. Parish: West Hampnett. Undated; between 10 Nov-10 Dec 1598.
f104v. Dep. John Brisco, vicar of West Hampnett. Lived West Hampnett 44 [?] years. Before lived Rustington 10 years. Born Sudbury, Shropshire. Age 40. Wit. sign.
f105v. Dep. Thomas Okeshott, tailor of St Bartholemew, Chichester. Lived Chichester 2 or 3 years. Before lived St Olave, Chichester 8 years. Born Steep, Hants. Age 29. Wit. sign.
f106. Dep. Thomas Pay. No details given. Wit. sign. Continued at f 108 below.
[Next case] ff 106v., 107, 107v., blank.
[Next case] f108. Continued from f 106 above. Dep. John Brisco. Details as at f 104v. above.
f110v. Dep. Thomas Okeshott. Details as at f 105v. above.
[Next case] f113. Ex pte William Thornden and Roger Woods v. Richard Story. Cause: testamentary, will of Margery Till. Parish: West Dean. Date: 10 Dec 1598.
f113. Dep. Richard Tyll, husbandman of West Dean. Born West Dean Age 64. Wit. mark.
f113v. Dep. Roger Woods, husbandman of West Dean. Born West Dean. Age 62. Wit. mark.
f114. Dep. William Thirnden, husbandman of West Dean. Lived West Dean 16 or 17 years. Before lived East Dean 20 years. Born Singleton. Age 44. Wit. mark.
[Next case] ff 115v. and 116 blank.
[Next case] f 116v. Ex pte William Westmill and John Horsbrigge v. William Brigge. Cause: testamentary, will of Thomas Westmill. Parish: Boxgrove. Date 9 Dec 1598.
f116v. Dep. John Hull vicar of Boxgrove. Lived Boxgrove 18 years. Born [ ] Hants. Age 74. Wit. sign.
f117v. Dep. John Whatly, yeoman of Boxgrove. Lived Boxgrove 1 year. Born Oving. Age 54. Wit. mark.
f118v. Dep. Robert Grey, husbandman of Woodham in parish of Oving. Lived Oving 24 years. Born Pagham Age 34. Wit. sign.
f120. Dep. John Hall, husbandman of Boxgrove. Lived Boxgrove 45 years. Born [ ]. Age 60. Wit. sign.
f121v. Dep. Lawrence Chase, husbandman of Boxgrove. Lived Boxgrove 2 years. Before lived West Hampnett 4 years. Before lived Oving 20 years. Before lived Stedham 16 years. Born [ ] Hants. Age 56. Wit. mark.
Continued at f 134 below.
[Next case] Continued from f 84v. above. Dated: 13 Dec 1598.
f122v. Dep. Thomas Catting, Husbandman of West Grinstead. Lived West Grinstead 30 years. Before lived Hurst 3 years. Born Nuthurst. Age 60. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f123. Ex pte Mr Ralph Erle v. Mr John Long. Cause: tithes. Parish: Eartham. Date: 15 Jan 1598/9.
f123. Dep. Edward Hazell, yeoman of Westham. Lived Westham 3 years. Before lived Boxgrove 5 years. Born Eartham. Age 40. Wit. mark.
f123v. Dep. Richard Kyle, husbandman of Drayton in parish of North Mundham. Born Drayton. Age 100. Wit. mark.
f125. Dep. Thomas Avery, husbandman of Barnham. Born Barnham and lived all his life there except 1½ years when he lived with John Page at Eartham. Age 96. Wit. mark.
f125v. Dep. John Brisco. Details at f 104v, above.
[Next case] f127. Ex pte Roger Jenman v. Mary Watts. Cause: matrimonial (breach of promise). Parish: Stoughton. Date: 26 Jan 1598/9.
f127. Dep. Nicholas Diggens vicar of Stoughton Lived Stoughton 22 years. Age 50. Wit. sign.
f128. Dep. John Diggens, husbandman of Stoughton. Lived Stoughton 15 years. Born Elsted. Age 45. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f129. Ex pte Adam Carus v. Jane Cooper alias Steyning. Cause: matrimonial. Parish: Lurgashall. Date: illegible, between 26 Jan - 3 Feb 1598/9.
f129. Dep. Joanna White widow of Lurgashall. Lived Lurgashall 20 years. Born Binsted, Hants. Age 40. Wit. mark.
f130v. Dep. Henry Mitchell, yeoman of Fernhurst. Lived Fernhurst 3 years. Born Henfield. Age 30. Wit. sign.
Continued at f 139 below.
(Articles in Ep/I/15, box 125 (1599)
[Next case] f131. Ex pte Anne Grinnell v. Robert Grinnell. Cause: testamentary, will of Robert Grinnell. Parish: Billingshurst. Date: 3 Feb. 1598/9.
f131. Dep. Michael Grenfield husbandman of Billingshurst. Born Billingshurst. Age 45. Wit. sign.
f131v. Dep. Edward Fenner, gent. Born Ifield. Age 63. Wit. sign.
f132. Dep. William Hildrop, husbandman of Horsham. Born Horsham. Age 47. Wit. sign.
[Next case] Continued from f120 above.
f134. Dep. Sara Martess wife of John Martess, vicar of Oving. Lived Oving 24 years, Born Epping, Essex. Age 45. Wit. mark.
f135. Dep. Jane Faggater, spinster of Oving. Lived Oving 12 years. Born Eastergate. Age 19. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f 136v to 138v blank.
[Next case] f139. Ex pte [ ] alias Gardener v. Mathew Gardener. Cause: testamentary, will of James Gardener. Parish: Godalming, Surrey. Date: 10 Feb 1598/9.
f139. Dep. Arnold Sheere, clothier of Godalming. Born Godalming. Age 60. Wit. mark.
f139. Dep. Phillip West clothier of Godalming. Born Godalming. Age 34. Wit. sign.
[Next case] Continued from f130v. above.
f139v. Dep. John Moorey of Midhurst, servant to Mr Willmot, bailiff to Lord Montague. Born Midhurst. Age 21. Wit. sign.
f140. Dep. Gregory Hurst, yeoman of Kirdford. Born Kirdford. Age 44. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f145 - f146v blank.
[Next case] f144. Ex pte [ ] Bowrer alias Cooper v. Richard Cooper. Cause: testamentary, will of Thomas Cooper. Parish: West Grinstead. Date: 7 March 1598/9.
f144. Dep. Thomas Pike weaver of West Grinstead. Lived West Grinstead 12 years. Born Shermanbury. Age 24. Wit. mark.
[Next case] f145 to f146v blank.
[Next case] Continued from f75 above. Date: 1 March 1598/9.
f147. Dep. John Braby, husbandman of Cold Waltham. Born Cold Waltham. Age 40. Wit. sign.
f147v. Dep. Roger Brookfield, husbandman of Cold Waltham. Born Cold Waltham. Age 46. Wit. mark.
f148. Dep. John Wade, tailor of Cold Waltham. Lived Cold Waltham 1 year. Befire lived Felpham 3 years. Born Barnham. Age 33. Wit. sign.
[Next case] f148v to 149v blank.
[Next case] f150. Ex pte Langham v Ann Trimnell. Cause: Defamation.
Parish: Bosham. Date: 17 March 1598/9.
f150. Dep. Richard Wooldridge, yeoman of Bosham. Lived Bosham 2 years. Before lived Climping 2 years. Before lived Arundel 15 years. Born Stafford. Age 37. Wit. sign.
f151. Dep. George Briggs, husbandman of Fishbourne. Lived Fishbourne 2 months. Before lived Prinsted. Age 42. Wit. sign.
f151v. Dep. Daniel Hanson, vicar of North Mundham. Lived North Mundham 20 years. Born Tewksbury, Gloucs. Age 52. Wit. sign.
f152v. Dep. Anthony Smith, merchant of Chichester. Lived Chichester 36 years. Born [ ], Hants. Age 40. Wit. sign.
f153. Dep. Richard Booker, mercer of Chichester. Lived Chichester 14 years. Born Froxfield, Hants. Age 30. Wit. sign
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Publication Year: 1890
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The original school was erected in 1840 and converted into cottages in 1898. In the same year a new school building, provided by William D James Esq was opened.
p.1 1873 Sept 8: Reopened school after the Harvest vacation. Commenced work with the new desks. One boy admitted and one girl re-admitted.
1873 Sept 12: Number present at all during the week 84.
1873 Sept 19: Number present at all during the week 96.
1873 Oct 1: Mrs Bower visited the schools.
1873 Oct 3: 107 present at all during the week.
1873 Oct 7: Attendance small on account of the weather.
p.2 1873 Oct 19: Miss Nick visited the school and heard the 3rd class girls read.
1873 Oct 31: The weather being very wet the attendance was very small. 103 present at all during the week.
1873 Nov 3: Rev. C H Hutchinson visited the schools. Received notice of H M Inspector's visit.
p.3 1873 Nov 21: School examined by H M Inspector. Rev. C H Hutchinson, Miss M C Hutchinson junior, Miss Hutchinson, Miss Nick, Miss Woods, Mrs Johnson, W Woods Esq. were present during the examination. F Bower visited the school. The children had a half holiday in the afternoon. 104 present at all during the week.
1873 Dec 1: Master received permission from the Privy Council to sit for a certificate.
p.4 1873 Dec 12: The master having gone to his examination the school was conducted by Mrs Deane.
The following are the results of the examination of the scholars according to the new Code.
Boys, or mixed, under Master:
Average attendance for past year 82
Number presented 55
Number passed on examination: reading 46
Number passed on examination: writing 45
Number passed on examination: arithmetic 26
Girls, or mixed, under Mistress -
Infants -
Evening -
This organised as a mixed and infants' school, the infants being principally under the charge of Mrs Deane. Considering the time the school has been in operation under Mrs Deane, it is in fair condition.
The above is copied by me, verbatim, from the report.
(signed C Hutchinson, Chairman)
p.5 1873 Dec 24: Christmas Holidays commenced.
1874 Jan 5: School re-opened after the Xmas Vacation. One boy and two girls left the school having got situations.
p.7 1874 Feb 18: Ann Pratt commenced her duties this morning as teacher, also to prepare herself as a Candidate for Pupil-teacher.
p.9 1874 April 1: Easter holidays commenced.
1874 April 13: Reopened school after the Easter Vacation.
1874 April 17: 3 children having set their teacher at defiance were severely reprimanded, and the school received a caution from the Master.
1874 May 1: It being the custom for children to carry garlands, the school had a holiday. 110 present at all during the week.
p.10 1874 May 25: Lucy Pink and Caroline Leaver placed in the 1st Standard.
1874 June 1: Re-admitted one boy.
1874 June 8: Re-admitted one girl.
1874 June 9: A festival of the Parochial Choirs being held at Chichester Cathedral the school children had a holiday.
1874 June 15: Standard II commenced new reading books. Teacher - 20 minutes late this afternoon and absent from lessons this morning.
p.11 1874 June 24: The children of the Sunday and Day Schools had their school treat today, present 132 the whole day being a holiday, the registers were not marked.
1874 June 25: Teacher absent from lessons this morning.
1874 June 26: Attendance small on account of the weather.
1874 June 29: Received notice of the visit of the Diocesan Inspector.
p.12 1874 July 1: Teacher absent from lessons this morning.
1874 July 8: Teacher absent from lessons again this morning. No excuse as usual, and no lessons shown through the day.
1874 July 10: 110 present at all during the week. Standard 1 has shown marked improvement in their writing and arithmetic this week.
1874 July 13: Teacher absent from lessons this morning, no excuse as usual and no lessons prepared.
1874 July 20: Teacher absent from lessons this morning, no excuse as usual.
1874 July 23: The Diocesan Inspector Rev. R Blight inspected the schools, and examined the children in religious knowledge.
1874 July 23: Harvest Holidays commenced.
1874 July 24: Received report from the Diocesan Inspector which is as follows:-
Old Testament Good, New Testament Good, Church Catechism Good.
Repetition wants attention.
What little the infants and younger children in the mixed school know, they know thoroughly and the mistress is evidently working well to lay a good foundation.
The year's work of the Master and Mistress has been thoroughly successful and method and precision are gaining ground in the school. A few hymns and passages of scripture should be taught throughout the school.
August 22 1874
Robert Blight, Diocesan Inspector.
p.13 1874 Aug 31: Reopened school after the Harvest Vacation.
1874 Sept 7: Mrs E A Jessop commenced duty this morning.
p.15 1874 Oct 6: Herbert Pratt, Charles Stubbs, Charles Pratt and William Granger punished for stone throwing.
1874 Oct 12: Received notice of Pupil Teacher's Examination.
1874 Oct 13: Night School commenced, 4 boys present.
p.16 1874 Nov 9: Received notice of School Examination by H.M.I.
p.17 1874 Nov 24: Copy of candidate's medical certificate -
This is to certify I have examined Elizabeth Jessop of Westdean and find her free from any infectious disease and in good state of health.
E C Birt, L.F.R.S. L.M. L.S.A.
Singleton Nov 12 1874.
Copy of Mistress's Certificate for Needlework -
Elizabeth Jessop is below the proper standard as a seamstress, but with perseverance she may improve by another examination.
Emma Deane, Sewing Mistress.
1874 Nov 25: Names of songs presented on day of examination, Always Speak the Truth, The Snowball, The Sail, Let us Sing Merrily, Woodhorn, Mornings, The Girl and the Robin, The Compact, Wranglers, The Reapers, Away to School, O Come Come Away.
p.18 1874 Nov 25: W H Crocker H.M.I.A.
1874 Dec 1: Received Time Table from H.M. Inspector. Classes re-arranged, and began lessons according to new Time Table.
1874 Dec 3 + 4: The parish Clothing Club being held at the schools the children had a holiday.
1874 Dec 3 + 4: 87 present at all during the week.
p.19 1874 Dec 14: Several children absent from school with severe colds.
1874 Dec 17: Attendance small on account of the weather.
1874 Dec 17: Received the Annual Report of the Inspector. Also the agreement for the Engagement of Elizabeth Jessop as Pupil Teacher.
Westdean (Chichester) N.S. (Sussex) 16 Dec 1874
Summary of Inspector's Report.
"M Deane maintains good order, and the instruction will I believe, improve - Spelling is poor, Arithmetic defective. More attention should be paid to the infants. Needlework good. There is a stone floor which makes the room cold. More books needed. Better results will be looked for next year, especially in Arithmetic (Article 32(B))"
E Jessop (Grammar and Geography)
She has been admitted with hesitation.
p.20 1874 Dec 18: Christmas Vacation commenced.
1875 Jan 1: School reopened after Xmas Vacation.
1875 Jan 14: Attendance small on account of the weather.
1875 Jan 18: One boy and one girl admitted. Mark system commenced. Pupil teacher's lessons very carelessly done.
1875 Jan 9: 2nd class kept in until 12.20 for spelling.
1875 Jan 20: Pupil teacher's lessons imperfectly learnt.
1875 Jan 28: 9 children of Class II kept in for spelling
1875 Jan 28: Mrs Deane absent from duty on account of ill health.
p.21 1875 Jan 29: Mrs Deane absent from duty through ill health. Attendance small through bad weather. 101 present at all during the week.
1875 Feb 4: The school children informed by the Master of the reward promised by the committee to all those who should pass in the three subjects at the next examination, and a notice to that effect posted up in the school room.
Elizabeth Jessop's Geography lesson not prepared.
1875 Feb 5: Improvement made in first 4 classes in all subjects, more especially in writing and spelling.
1875 Feb 10: Today being Ash Wednesday the children attended Divine Service morning and afternoon, the school was therefore conducted as on Sundays.
p.22 1875 Feb 15: 17 children absent from school in the morning. 22 children absent from school in the afternoon. Three children's names taken off the register.
1875 Feb 17: Elizabeth Jessop's Grammar Lessons not prepared and lesson book mislaid.
1875 Feb 22: Elizabeth Jessop's lessons carefully done.
1875 Feb 25 and 26: Attendance small on account of the weather. 51 children absent on an average during the week.
p.23 1875 Mar 15: Received a new supply of slates and reading books.
p.24 1875 Mar 29-April 2: Easter Holidays.
1875 April 5: Standard III Commenced Compound Addition.
1875 April 9: 3rd Standard began Compound Subtraction. 4th Standard began Apothecaries Weight. Pupil teacher's lessons imperfectly done on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
1875 April 13: Standard III began Compound Multiplication.
1875 April 15: Standard IV began Long Measure.
p.25 1875 May 5: 119 names on Register at beginning of quarter.
p.26 1875 June 6: No lessons or sewing shown by Pupil Teacher.
p.27 1875 June 29: Divine service.
1875 July 8: Today being fixed for the school treat the children had a holiday, but being wet in the morning the treat was postponed till Friday.
p.28 1875 July 12: The examination by the Diocesan Inspector being held this afternoon, the attendance was not taken. Miss Roberts, Miss Latham and Miss Margaret Hutchinson were present at the examination.
p.28 1875 July 20: Pupil Teacher's lessons impassable from being so carelessly done.
1875 July 23: Mrs Deane took charge of school this afternoon. Reproved Pupil Teacher for carelessness.
p.29 1875 August 5: Harvest holidays commenced.
1875 August 11: Received notice from Privy Council that the school year for the future will end December 31st instead of October 31st.
1875 August 23: The following is copy of the Diocesan Inspector's report
Old Testament - Very Good
New Testament - Very Good
Catechism - Good
Repetition - A few - good
The infants passed a very fair examination. A little more frequent questioning would do them a great deal of good. The work done by the teachers is very praiseworthy. The knowledge imparted is simple, but most careful and good. The children are evidently advancing in religious instruction.
1875 Sept 6: Reopened school after Harvest vacation. Attendance small.
p.30 1875 Sept 16: Three boys, viz Charles Wakeford, Edward Boxall, James Grainger, punished for wilfully damaging some reading books.
1875 Sept 10: Mrs Deane unable to attend duties this week, the girls therefore had no sewing.
1875 Sept 17: Mrs Deane unable to undertake duty this week, the girls therefore had no sewing. Pupil teacher's lessons imperfectly prepared every evening this week, with the exception of Thursday.
1875 Sept 24: Censured Pupil Teacher for neglecting her duty and for not having her lessons better prepared.
p.31 1875 Sept 24: Mrs Deane too ill to undertake duty, the girls therefore had no sewing.
1875 Sept 28: The Misses Bower visited the school and took an active part in teaching.
1875 Sept 29: P.T. has shown a great improvement in lessons this week.
p.33 1875 Nov 5: Miss B Bower and the Rev. C H Hutchinson visited the schools and took an active part in teaching. [Ed. note: See also entries for October]
p.34 1875 Nov 22: Miss Paxton and Mrs General Paxton visited the school.
1875 Dec 10: The distant children not being able to attend on account of the snow, the attendance for the week was very low.
1875 Dec 14: Rev. C H Hutchinson visited the schools and tested Standards I, III and IV in reading, Standard II in dictation and Standard I in Arithmetic, also heard Pupil Teacher give an object lesson. Mrs Deane absent from duty today.
p.35 1875 Dec 24: Xmas holidays commenced.
1875 Dec 31: Average for the year 79.52. Admitted 61 left 54.
p.36 1876 Jan 3: Reopened school after Xmas vacation.
1876 Jan 6: Divine service.
1876 Jan 11: H.M.I. inspected the schools. 53 children over 7 years of age, and 13 children under 7 years of age presented.
The songs learned by the children for the examination were: Morning Song, The Orphan Boy, The Pet Lamb, Rose of Lucerne, The Busy Bee, The Gleaner, Truthful Boy, Auld Langsyne at School, The Swallow, Song for Stormy Weather, Good Night (round). Now that another lesson is over for which the children sang, The Orphan Boy, Auld Langsyne at School, and Good Night.
1876 Jan 14: Attendance small on account of the snow.
p.37 1876 Jan 19: Received duplicate of Examination Schedule from H.M. Inspector.
Passed 94 per cent in Reading
Passed 87 per cent in Writing
Passed 72 per cent in Arithmetic
Last year
88 per cent passed in Reading
74 per cent passed in Writing
33 per cent passed in Arithmetic
p.38 1876 Jan 25: The master gave notice to the children to the effect that every child who should be absent without leave, must bring a note stating the reason of such absence, and, failing to do so, would be sent home for the note.
1876 Jan 26: Two girls sent home for a note to state the cause of their absence.
1876 Jan 30: Received H.M. Inspector's report.
17a Westdean (Chichester) N.S. Sussex.
Copy by Rev. Hutchinson: The school appears to have improved in respect of instruction, tho' the Arithmetic and Penmanship of the upper standards still require careful attention. The discipline and sewing are good. A Ball-frame Reading and Object lessons Cards should be provided for the infants.
W Deane will shortly receive his Certificate.
p.39 1876 Feb 2: Cautioned the children against stone throwing. Made a rule that all boys found throwing stones would be punished.
1876 Feb 2: Divine service.
1876 Feb 4: Received a Scheme for the Needlework from H.M. Inspector.
1876 Feb 7: The girls began according to the Scheme for Needlework.
p.40 1876 Feb 14: The children who passed the Government Examination successfully received a gratuity varying from 4d to ¼d according to the number of subjects each child passed in. The infants who had made 250 attendances and upwards and were present on the day of examination received a gratuity of 1/-.
1876 Feb 14: A meeting of the School Committee was held in the School House at 4 o'clock. Rev. C H Hutchinson, E Duke Esq., W Woods Esq., J W Woods Esq., W Lamming Esq., J Clarke Esq. The committee gave their consent to release Mrs Deane from morning duty on account of her health, until their next quarterly meeting.
p.41 1876 Feb 24: Divine service.
1876 Feb 29: School attendance small on account of the weather. No girls present in Standard I.
1876 Mar 1: Divine service.
p.42 1876 Mar 6: Mrs Deane being ill the girls had no sewing.
1876 Mar 15: The weather being very wet upwards of 70 children were absent.
p.43 1876 Mar 20: The following printed rules were given to the children to take home to their parents.
Rule I. Children may be admitted any Monday morning.
Rule II. Every child must attend regularly.
Rule III. No child to be kept from school without leave from the Master, unless by reason of sickness or other urgent necessity, in such a case a note must be either bought or sent to the Master, explaining the cause. These notes will be kept and filed.
Rule IV. Only one day's leave of absence will be given in any one week, except in case of illness or bad weather.
Rule V. The name of every child who shall be absent without good reason for two weeks following shall be taken off the Register and a fee of one penny a week shall be paid before such child can be re-admitted.
Rule VI. Every child to come clean and tidy.
Rule VII. The school fee of one penny to be brought every Monday morning.
Rule VIII. Girls may bring their own clothes (if clean) to be mended on Friday afternoons. Other work on sewing afternoons.
Rule IX. Every child who shall attend, at the least, 150 whole days during the year, shall receive a fee of threepence. Those who shall pass the Government Examination on Reading, Writing and Arithmetic shall receive a fee of threepence for each subject. Those who shall pass a creditable examination in History, Geography and Grammar shall receive a fee of threepence.
Rule X. Children of first, second and third classes will be required to take their turn in sweeping the schools.
N.B. The advantages of rule 9 will be forfeited by those who shall break rules 2 to 7 inclusive.
p.44 1876 Mar 22: Reproved Elizabeth Jessop, P.T. for disobedience and impertinence.
p.45 1876 April 5-24: Easter Holidays.
1876 April 25: Divine service.
p.46 1876 April 26: Charles Sivyer sent home for a note to explain cause of absence.
1876 April 27: Charles and Wiliam Sivyer forfeit the advantages of rule 9, for violating rule 3.
1876 May 1: Divine service.
1876 May 5: Average for the week 107.
1876 May 9: 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes kept in school in the afternoon for carelessness in their lessons.
p.47 1876 May 17: Mrs Deane unable to take sewing this afternoon.
1876 May 24: Charles Wakeford punished for stone throwing. Cautioned the whole school against throwing stones. Attendance small on account of the weather.
1876 May 25: Divine service.
1876 May 26: 53 children absent on average during the week, chiefly on account of wet weather and having bad colds.
1876 May 30: Eli Austin punished for playing truant.
1876 June 1: The children had a holiday.
1876 June 2: Average for week 110-6.
1876 June 5: The children had a half holiday.
p.48 1876 June 6: Attendance small on account of the weather.
1876 June 15: Reproved pupil teacher for idleness.
1876 June 16: An absentee note was sent during the week to inquire the reason of William, James, Elizabeth and Charles Grainger being absent from school, the answer received was "The reason I kept my children at home is because I cannot afford to keep their school money paid, for when I send their school money they have to go short of bread, we only get 14/- a week to feed 8 people."
1876 June 21: Mrs Deane being absent from home the girls had no sewing this afternoon.
p.49 1876 June 23: 33 children absent on an average during the week, 10 of whom being absent through illness.
1876 July 10: The children were examined this afternoon on Scripture and Catechism by the Rev. R Blight, Diocesan Inspector, the attendance was therefore not taken. Rev. C H Hutchinson was present during the examination.
p.50 1876 July 12: The children had a half holiday this afternoon.
1876 July 18: James Grainger not having not brought back the absentee note which was sent on 14th was sent home to fetch it, but upon the insulting message which was returned upon it, they were sent home, until such time that they were willing to keep the rules of the school, and apologise to the Master for the message which was sent him.
1876 July 25: Divine service.
1876 July 26: Commenced Secular Instruction this morning at 9.30. Registers marked at 9.25 dismissed school at 11.35. Children assembled in school at one o'clock. Registers marked at 1.5 dismissed school at 3.15. The remainder of the week given as holidays.
p.51 1876 July 31-August 28: Harvest holidays.
1876 Aug 28: Reopened school after Harvest holiday. The children had half holiday in the afternoon.
1876 Sept 1: A number of children not having finished gleaning, the average for the week was very small, being only 66.1.
1876 Sept 4: Attendance small through wet weather. Received report of Diocesan Inspector. The following is a copy:
Division I and Division II
New Testament - Good
Repetition - Fair
The infants answered simple elementary questions very well indeed. They have evidently been taught most carefully. It is however a great pity that they do not learn a few hymns by heart. In the upper department also the teaching is very careful and good, and with the small amount of assistance which Mr Deane receives - Pupil Teacher - the school is admirably conducted.
Robert Blight
Diocesan Inspector.
p.52 1876 Sept 4: Admitted one boy.
1876 Sept 7: One boy and two girls left school. [Ed. note: This is a regular occurrence throughout the year.]
1876 Sept 19: Opened an evening school, 8 boys present.
1876 Sept 20: Children of the day school had a half holiday. 11 boys present at the evening school.
1876 Sept 21: Divine service.
1876 Sept 22: Day school average for the week 99.9. Night school 10.5.
p.53 1876 Sept 26-28: Attendance small on account of the weather.
1876 Sept 29: Divine service. Average for the week 78. Absentee notes sent to H Sharman's and G Trimmers'. (Notes not returned).
p.54 1876 Oct 9-10: Attendance small through wet weather. Received notice of Pupil Teacher's Scripture Examination.
1876 Oct 18: Divine service.
1876 Nov 1: It being All Saints Day the children of Standards I to VI attended Divine service.
p.55 1876 Nov 3: Began to have fires in school.
1876 Nov 9: Mrs Bower [Ed. note: A regular visitor to the school] supplied all children who came from a distance with soup.
1876 Nov 8: Made application for new stove, the present stove being worn out.
1876 Nov 17: Rev. C H Hutchinson [Ed. note: A regular visitor] visited the schools.
1876 Nov 30: Divine service. 3 girls sent home ill in the Dinner Hour.
1876 Dec 1: Pupil Teacher unable to be in school.
p.56 1876 Dec 18: 12 boys and 13 girls absent from school with severe colds, and eruptions of the skin. Alice Collins taken out of the class on Monday Nov 27 to act as Monitor and to prepare as candidate for Pupil Teacher.
1876 Dec 4: The weather being very wet the attendance was very small, there being only 8 boys and 14 girls and 9 infants in attendance.
1876 Dec 7-8: The children had a holiday.
p.57 1876 Dec 8: Average for the week 60.
1876 Dec 15: Average for the week 80.
1876 Dec 21: School holiday commenced.
1877 Jan 1: Reopened school after Christmas Holiday.
1877 Jan 4: H.M. Inspector examined the schools. 62 children presented above 7 years of age. 23 children presented under 7 years of age.
Total 85. Rev. C Hutchinson was present.
1877 Jan 5: The children had a holiday.
p.58 1877 Jan 12: The weather being very wet during the week, the attendance at school was very small.
1877 Jan 19: Attendance small on account of wet weather. The children from Crow's Hall and Chilgrove unable to attend school on account of the floods. Average for week 80.2. Number on Register 124.
1877 Jan 25: Divine service. Attendance very small on account of wet weather.
1877 Jan 26: The names of 8 children taken off the Book for Irregularity of Attendance.
1877 Jan 27: Received Government Report.
p.59: Copy of Inspector's Report on West Dean School of the Examination Jan 4 1877.
The First and Second Standards are only moderately well prepared, but the rest of the school is making good progress in respect of instruction in the Elementary Subjects. The discipline is good and the sewing is well taught.
The floor in both schools is stone and it appears often to be so damp, that the health of both teacher and children is liable to be seriously affected. It should be at once replaced by a wooden floor.
E A Jessop - Composition, Geography
A Collins - Failure
Master - Harry Deane - II Class Certificate
Pupil Teacher - Elizabeth Ann Jessop in III year
p.60 1877 Feb 2: Divine service. Average for week 80.2.
1877 Feb 5: The children who had successfully passed the Government Examination, and had made over 300 attendances received a gratuity from the Committee, the money was given to the children by the Rev. C H Hutchinson. Mrs Bower also gave the girls prizes for needlework.
The children had a half holiday in the afternoon.
1877 Feb 7: Two boys sent home for their History Books. One of them Herbert Sharman came back with the threat "that he was not to be sent home for his book again, for if he was he should not come to school at all", whereupon he was told to go home and stay until an apology was made.
1877 Feb 8: An apology being made by H Sharman he was re-admitted to the school.
p.61 1877 Feb 12: Attendance small through wet weather.
1877 Feb 14: Ash Wednesday - Divine service.
1877 Feb 22: Mary Adams having had some money taken out of her basket yesterday afternoon, and enquiry being made, it was supposed that Charlotte Trimmer had taken it having shown some money to Alice Trimmer. The Rev. C H Hutchinson was sent for, and the case was investigated but could not prove that Charlotte Trimmer had really taken it, although suspicion was very strong against her.
1877 Feb 27: The children had a half holiday this morning.
p.62 1877 Feb 28: Mrs Deane having gone away on account of her health the girls will not take sewing until after Easter.
1877 March 9: Night School Examination took place at Lavant. Seven boys presented.
1877 March 21: Half holiday.
1877 March 23: Average for week 77. The attendance was small this week on account of a number of children having leave to help their parents gather wood. Several children were also absent through severe colds.
p.63 1877 March 26, 27, 28: Divine service.
1877 March 28 - April 11: Easter vacation.
p.64 1877 May 1: It being May Day the attendance was very small.
1877 May 10: Divine service.
1877 May 10: Emery Johnson, having set all school rules and school discipline at defiance, was expelled, until such time as he apologise and promise to behave himself in such a manner as would not have a bad effect upon the other children.
1877 May 11: Attendance small this morning on account of the weather. Average for week 94.
p.65 1877 May 17: The weather being very wet, the attendance was very small.
1877 May 21: It being Whitsun Monday the children had a half holiday.
1877 June 1: [Note from C Vertue regarding school floor.]
p.66 1877 June 7: The children had a whole holiday.
1877 June 8: Three boys were sent home this week on account of ring-worm. The girls had no needlework this afternoon.
1877 June 16: The weather being very hot, the children were let out of school every morning this week for 15 minutes recreation, purposely to cool the room.
1877 June 19: Ring-worm being found upon some of the children, each child through the school was examined and the following children were sent home and told not to come to school again until they were well: Henry Hughes, Stephen Hughes, Herbert Hughes, Charles Hawkins, Edward Pratt, Albert May, William Charman, Charles Hughes, Ellen Court.
p.67 1877 June 26: Two more boys viz Harry Sharman and Arthur Sharman absent through ring-worm.
1877 June 29: Mrs Deane was unable to take the girls in needlework this afternoon. The children had 15 minutes recreation every morning this week.
1877 July 4: The Pupil Teacher absent from duty this afternoon, she having to go to the Doctor with her throat.
1877 July 5: The girls had needlework.
p.68 1877 July 9: Distributed among the children to take home to their parents, copies of the Education Act.
1877 July 17: The children had a whole holiday.
1877 July 20: Attendance small on account of weather.
p.69 1877 July 29: Harvest Holiday commenced.
1877 Sept 3: Reopened school after Harvest Vacation. Mary Pennicott (Standard IV) left school. The children had their treat this afternoon. Number present 113. Admitted two girls viz Elizabeth Harriet Fargbook, Sophia Pannell.
1877 Sept 10: Admitted 5 children viz Elizabeth Harriet Denyer, Lydia Anne Boxall, Alfred Pink, George Porter, Louisa Shrimpton. Rose and Mary Reed left the school. Mrs Deane being out from home this afternoon the girls did not take needlework.
p.70 1877 Sept 14: The weather being very wet, the attendance was very small. Average for week 91.
1877 Sept 17: Admitted 2 boys and 1 girl viz Edgar Waterman, Arthur Waterman, Lydia Waterman. Reuben Treagus and Albert Treagus left the school.
1877 Sept 19: William Clay's name taken off the books for non-attendance.
1877 Sept 24: Admitted 2 boys viz Walter Collins B, Charles Collins. Re-admitted Henry Trimmer.
p.71 1877 Oct 1: Admitted 4 children viz Eli Austin, Ellen Pinnock, Frank Pinnock, George Pinnock. Took Edward Powell (Standard VI) as a monitor, to prepare for a candidate for a Pupil Teacher.
1877 Oct 2: Admitted 2 girls - Anne Collins, Fanny Collins.
1877 Oct 8: Admitted 4 children: Ernest Gaterell, Florence Gaterell, Frederick Hughes, Ellen Smith B.
1877 Oct 9: Mary Bridger's name taken off the register for non-attendance.
p.72 1877 Oct 16: Lucy Pink's name taken off register for non-attendance.
1877 Oct 17: Had a fire in Infant School's stove.
1877 Oct 22: Admitted 4 children: Frank Meeten, Ernest Meeten, Charles Meeten, Rose Ellen Meeten.
1877 Oct 25: It being a very wet day nearly 80 children were absent.
1877 Oct 26: Average for week 101.8. On Wednesday Mr Sharman and Mr Bueheck came to see about the floors.
p.73 1877 Oct 31: Herbert Pratt expelled from Evening School.
1877 Nov 5: Admitted 3 children: Selina Studwick, Alice Strudwick and Walter Strudwick. Harriet Harper left.
1877 Nov 6, 7, 9: Low attendance due to weather.
p.74 1877 Nov 19: Arthur Sharman and Eliza Bridger's name taken off register for non-attendance. Two boys Arthur Boyling and William Shepherd absent with Diptheria.
1877 Nov 23: Attendance low this week on account of measles being prevalent in the parish.
The following have been absent on account of measles from the infant class:- Henry Wilton, Henry Pratt, Stephen Hughes, William C Pannell, Chas Denyer, George Goff, Herbert Hughes, Chas F Deane, Albert Ediss, Charles Hawkins, Walter Collins A, Albert May, William Cousins, William Charman, Charles Hughes, William Boxall, Ralph Humphrey, William Wilton, George Porter, William Shepherd, Alfred Pink, Emma Frogbrook, Bessie Humphrey, Louisa Boxall, Hester Noxon, M A Hewitt, F V Deane, [continued on next page]
p.75 Amelia Denyer, Eliz Porter, Emely Pink, Ellen Smith A, Martha Courte, Agnes Treagus, Agnes Palmer, Rose Daniel, Alice Adams, Emma Shepherd, Eliz Froebrook, Sophia Pannett, Lydia Boxall, Florence Gatrell, Ellen Smith B, Rose Meeter, Alice Strudwick, Frank Pinnock, George Pinnock, Ernest Gaterell, Frederick Hughes (49), Walter J Strudwick.
Children absent this week in Standard I were:-
William Denyer, George Collins, Henry Sharman, Herbert Treagus, Charles Meeter, Anne Pink, Kate Goldring, Rebecca Noxon, Marianne Treagus, Ellen Shepherd, Ellen Pinnock, Selina Strudwick.
Children absent in Standard II were:-
Hugh Humphrey, Hetty Humphrey, Clara Pitt.
Ellen Courte absent in Standard III.
1877 Nov 24: Average for week 59.5. Pupil Teacher's examination held at Midhurst.
p.76 1877 Nov 29: Attendance was very small this week on account of illness and bad weather.
1877 Nov 30: The following children taken ill with measles during the week:-
Standard I - Frederick Daniels, George Denyer, Edmund Carpenter, Allen Boxall, Edward Pratt, Ernest May, Edmund Alberry, Alice Courte, Elizabeth Lea, Emma Bridger.
Standard II - Henry Hewitt, Fanny May, Harriet Goff.
Standard III - Alfred Boxall, Edward Boxall, Ernest Meeter, Eleanor Collins.
1877 Dec 6: The children had a holiday.
1877 Dec 7: Alice and Anne Trimmer absent with measles. Mary Anne Hughes absent through illness.
p.77 1877 Dec 14: Average for week 75.5.
1877 Dec 19-Jan 4: Christmas Holidays.
1877 Dec 20: Average for the year 87.2. Number on register at end of the year 71 boys, 73 girls. Total 144. Average age 7.6 years.
p.78 1878 Jan 11: Average for week 100.5. No. on books 147.
p.79 1878 Jan 15: Gerard Rassell left the school.
1878 Jan 16: Alice Collins left the school.
1878 Jan 18: Received tidings of the death of Charles Denyer, a boy in the 4th Class.
1878 Jan 28: Visited the following children who are absent from school with sore throats, and who are qualified for examination, having made upwards of 250 attendances: William Hughes, Standard IV; Arthur Hughes, Standard I; Emma Noxon, Standard III; Hester Noxon, Infant; Stephen Hughes, Infant; Herbert Hughes, Infant; Walter Collins A, Infant. The parents promised to let them be at school by 10 o'clock for examination if possible.
Also sent messages to: Mary Adams, Mary Goff and Ellen Greentree in Standard II, William Shepherd and George Denyer Standard I, and George Goff (Infant) for them to attend the examination if well enough to do so.
1878 Jan 29: H M Inspector examined the school.
p.80 1878 Jan 29: 62 children presented above 7 years of age. 19 children presented under 7 years of age. The school had a half holiday.
1878 Jan 31: Average for week 79.8
p.81 1878 Jan 31: Kate Wilton left the school. Ellen Greentree's name taken off the register for non-attendance.
1878 Feb 7: Elizabeth Jessop (Pupil Teacher) left, her six month's notice having expired.
1878 Feb 8: The stone floors being removed out of the Infants' room, the infants were taught in the sitting-room and kitchen in the School-House on Mon, Wed and Thurs. On Tues and Fri these two rooms could not be had for their use and the number of children present was too great for the one school room, a half holiday was given on the Tuesday afternoon, and a Whole Holiday on the Friday.
p.82 1878 Feb 11: Government Report.
The discipline is very good and the Reading is good, though it should be more intelligent in the upper standards. The Arithmetic especially of the third and sixth Standards should be improved. The children should not be allowed to count on their fingers. A wooden floor has been laid down in the Principal School Room, and it is understood that the Managers are about to lay one down in the Class Room also.
Master - Harry Deane 2nd Class Certificate.
Pupil Teacher - E Powell - 1st year.
p.83 1878 Feb 11: Frank, Ernest, Charles and Rose Ellen Meeter left school.
1878 Feb 12: Edgar, Arthur and Lydia Waterman left school. Admitted James Palmer.
1878 Feb 15: Received tidings of Hester Noxon's death (class V). The children had a half holiday this afternoon. Edward Powell, Pupil Teacher was absent the whole of Thursday, and half an hour late on Friday morning. Attendance low on Mon and Thurs due to wet weather.
1878 Feb 22: Great improvement has been made in the discipline of the infants. The following children were absent during the week through illness: Henry Hewitt, Hugh Humphrey, Mary Goff, and Fanny May in the second class.
In the third class:- William Denyer, Clara Pitt, and Henly Humphry.
In the fourth class:- Herbert Treagus, Richard Williams, Charles Hawkins, William Charman, Charles Hughes, Anne Pink, Emma Bridger, Ellen Shepherd, Anne Collins, Bessie Numphrey, Agnes Treagus.
In the fifth class:- George Goff, Walter Collins A, William Boxall, Ernest Gaterell, John Baldwin, James Palmer, Alice Lea, Martha Courte, Annie Goff, Sophia Pannell, Lydia Boxall, Fanny Collins and Florence Gaterell (Total 14 boys, 17 girls).
p.84 1878 Feb 26: Rev. C H Hutchinson distributed the money to those children who had passed the Government examination successfully, also to those who had made 300 attendances or upwards during the year, viz:-
3d for each pass in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
3d for having attended 300 times, and
3d to each of the girls who passed in Grammar and Needlework, and 3d to each boy who passed successfully in History, Geography and Grammar.
The children had a half holiday in the afternoon as an extra reward.
p.85 1878 Feb 26: Lydia Boxall, Class V, having died, her name was taken off the books. Selina, Alice and Walter Strudwick are absent through illness.
1878 Mar 5: Examination of Evening Scholars held in Boys School Singleton. 8 boys presented, 7 boys present.
p.86 1878 Mar 14: The children were told not to get on the banks to gather wild flowers.
1878 April 1: A committee meeting was held at which the agreement of Edward Powell (PT) was signed.
p.87 1878 April 18-29: Easter Vacation.
1878 April 29: Admitted Thomas and Kate Poor, Annie Frost, George Lea, and Ernest Daniels.
p.88 1878 May 1: Attendance small through wet weather, and being the 1st of May, when a number of children went garlanding.
1878 May 6: Mary Miller left school. Admitted Jane Inwood.
1878 May 8: Admitted Matilda Treagus.
1878 May 13: Admitted Thomas Tizzard, Charlotte Hughes and Elizabeth Trimmer.
1878 May 23: Attendance small due to wet weather.
p.89 1878 June 10: Admitted Thomas Hilton. James Stubbs and Matilda Treagus left school. Whit Monday - half holiday.
1878 June 11: Wet weather - small attendance.
1878 June 17: Commenced to work from a New Time Table. Began to let children out at 11 o'clock a.m. for 15 minutes recreation.
p.90 1878 June 24: Admitted Harriet Strudwick. Alfred Boxall, Alice Trimmer, and Alice Hughes left school. Mrs Deane re-commenced going into school all day for Secular Instruction.
1878 June 25: Admitted Arthur Charman.
1878 June 28: Annie Frost left school.
1878 July 1: Wet - low attendance. Francis and Marianne Treagus's names taken off register for non-attendance.
p.91 1878 July 2: Wet - low attendance.
1878 July 8: Admitted Henry and William Ayling.
1878 July 11: Half holiday.
1878 July 15: It being club day the children had a whole holiday.
1878 July 16: George Collins, Standard II, having died his name was taken off the register.
1878 July 19: The children had their annual School Treat, therefore a whole holiday was given.
1878 July 24: School broke up for Harvest holidays.
1878 Aug 26: Re-opened school after holidays.
p.92 1878 Aug 27: Half holiday.
1878 Aug 30: Average for week, 40.
1878 Aug 30: Herbert Sharman, Kate Glue, Henry Ayling and William Ayling left school, William Boxall having died since the beginning of the holidays, his name was taken off the register.
1878 Sept 6: No. present at all during the week 95.
1878 Sept 9: Admitted one girl (Ellen Smith (C)).
1878 Sept 9: Eleanor Collins, Ernest Gaterell, and Florence Gaterell left school.
1878 Sept 9: Francis and Marianne Treagus whose names were taken off the books July 1st returned to school, but having brought no reason of their continued absence were told to do so before they could be re-admitted.
p.93 1878 Sept 13: Average for week 102.7.
1878 Sept 13: Arthur Boyling left school.
1878 Sept 17: Selina, Alice, Walter, and Harriet Strudwick absent from school with Diptheria.
1878 Sept 17: Re-opened Evening School.
1878 Sept 18: The weather being very wet the attendance was very small. [Ed. note - Miss Bower and Mrs Bower visit the school regularly.]
1878 Sept 19: Emma Bridger and Ellen Pinnock went home from school "ill" during dinner hour. [Ed. note - The Rev. C H Hutchinson continues regular school visits.]
1878 Sept 20: Thomas Tizzard's name taken off the books for non-attendance. Night school average for the week - 9.3.
1878 Sept 23: Caroline Carpenter left school. Admitted William Treagus.
p.94 1878 Sept 27: Anne Trimmer and Ellen Smith (C) left school. Average for quarter - 91. Night school average for week 19.3.
1878 Oct 2: Several children having had their dinner money stolen by some dishonest child or children in the school, a reward of sixpence was offered by Master to any child who could find out the guilty party, and all children who brought dinners to school were told to take the same to the Pupil Teacher to be placed under lock and key for the future.
p.95 1878 Oct 7: Admitted John, Charles, and Clement Aburrow.
1878 Oct 8: Admitted Reuben Treagus, and Richard Duley to the Night School.
1878 Oct 9: Admitted Frances Aburrow.
1878 Oct 14: Admitted Ellen Stellwell.
1878 Oct 15: Admitted Alfred, Thomas and Rosa Rampton. Admitted Emma Goff. Charles Alberry and Agness Palmer left school. Admitted John Treagus. Frederick Strudwick, Richard and Charles Burns, Albert Aburrow and Harry Johnson to the Night School.
p.96 1878 Oct 15: Night School hours will be from 6.30 to 8.15 instead of from 7 to 8.15 o'clock.
1878 Oct 22-24: Wet weather - poor attendance.
1878 Oct 30: The terrace being under repair the children had a whole holiday.
p.97 1878 Nov 4: Received notice of the scripture examination for Pupil Teachers. Miss Bower visited the schools. Alfred and Frederick Daniels names taken off the registers.
1878 Nov 9: The Misses Wordsworth visited the sewing class.
1878 Nov 14: A committee meeting held in School house to take into consideration the irregularity of attendance.
1878 Nov 18: Alfred Goldring and Alfred Boxall left school.
p.98 1878 Nov 22: Mrs Deane being away from home the girls had no needlework this week.
1878 Nov 27-28: Wet weather - low attendance. Charlotte Hilton admitted (27th).
1878 Nov 30: Pupil Teacher's examination held at Chichester.
1878 Dec 1: Forwarded requisition form for the Certificate of Birth of Arthur Humphry.
1878 Dec 2: Admitted Joseph and Thomas Hilton. Walter, Charles, Anne and Fanny Collins left school having left the Parish.
p.99 1878 Dec 2: Re-admitted Frederick Daniels.
p.99 1878 Dec 2: Forwarded requisition forms to the Superintendent Registrar of the Westbourne District for the Certificates of Birth of the following children, viz:- Thomas Poor, Kate Poor, Jane Inwood, Ernest Daniels, Charles Palmer, Alice Palmer, James Palmer, Charlotte Hughes, Edith Hughes, Emma Goff.
1878 Dec 6: Forwarded requisition forms to the Superintendent Registrar of the Westbourne District for the Certificates of Birth of the following children, viz:- Joseph Hilton, Thomas Hilton, George Lee, Kate Alberry, Charlotte Trimmer, Elizabeth Trimmer, Charlotte Hilton.
p.100 1878 Dec 6: Also to the Superintendent Registrar of the Westhampnett District for the Certificates of Birth of Ellen Greentree, Harriet Strudwick, Thomas Hilton, Charles Aburrow.
1878 Dec 6: Also to the Superintendent Registrar of the Petersfield District, for the Certificates of Birth of Alfred Rampton, Thomas Rampton, and Rosa Rampton.
1878 Dec 6: Also to the Superintendant Registrar of the Petworth District for the Certificates of Birth of Francis Aburrow, John Aburrow, Allen Dale Hollist.
1878 Dec 6: Also to the Registrar for the Pulborough District for the Certificate of Birth of Arthur Charman.
1878 Dec 6: Also to the Registrar for the District of Aldwick, nr Bognor, for the Certificate of Birth of Clement Aburrow.
p.101 1878 Dec 6: Also to the Registrar of the Midhurst District for the Certificate of Birth of Mary Jane Bridger.
1878 Dec 9: Received the Certificate of Birth of Allen Dale Hollist admitted in the name of Pullen.
1878 Dec 9: The requisition forms of Arthur Charman, John and Frances Aburrow returned not filled up.
p.102 1878 Dec 17: Made application for Evening School to be examined.
1878 Dec 20: The attendance was very low this week on account of the slippery state of the roads. Christmas holidays commenced.
1878 Dec 20: Jane Inwood's requisition form returned not filled up.
1878 Dec 30: Re-opened Day School after Xmas holidays.
p.103 1878 Dec 31: Average for the year of children 3 years old and upwards 46.57 boys 45.37 girls. Total 91-94. Number of names on the register during the year 194. Number present at all during the year 189.
1879 Jan 1: The children had a holiday.
1879 Jan 2 and 3: Bad weather - low attendance.
1879 Jan 6: Divine service.
1879 Jan 8: Half holidays.
p.104 1879 Jan 9: School examination held at which 68 children above 7 years of age were presented, and 22 under 7.
1879 Jan 10: The children had a holiday.
1879 Jan 10: Two boys, viz. George and Charles Edworthy were admitted this week.
1879 Jan 10: A committee meeting was held in the School House on Monday Jan 6 to sign the Government Returns and Registers. Rev. C H Hutchinson, J W Woods Esq., Mr Wordsworth, and Mr G Humphrey were present at the meeting.
1879 Jan 13: Admitted Harry George Horn, William Jones, and Harry Walter Deane.
1879 Jan 17: The infants room was being painted and a holiday was given.
p.105 1879 Jan 17: William Treagus left school, having again left the parish.
1879 Jan 17: Average for the week 92.
1879 Jan 20: Admitted John Clay and Hannah Slater Humphrey.
1879 Jan 23-24: School closed for re-decoration. A rule was made and explained to the children every time the school met this week, to the effect that every child who should attend school after the Registers were marked and closed would have to return home and come again the next meeting.
1879 Jan 27: Henry Pratt returned home in the afternoon for attending school too late to be marked present.
p.106 1879 Jan 27-30: School was conducted in the infants room and two rooms in the School house, as the main room was under the operation of painting etc.
1879 Jan 31: Not being able to have the two rooms in the house, the children had a holiday.
1879 Jan 31: Examination of Evening School held at Singleton at which 15 boys were presented. Harry Sharman, Arthur Sharman and Mary Goff left school this week.
p.107 1879 Feb 3: Inspectors Report - "The Discipline is excellent, but the results of the examination are, this year, only moderately satisfactory. The Spelling, Composition and Arithmetic should be much improved. The Reading of the upper standards is still very unintelligent. The Sewing is very good. The Master had not sufficient assistance. The Evening School has been well conducted.
The Girls' offices must be subdivided, proper accommodation provided for the infants, and a urinal for the boys."
E Powell has passed fairly
Copied verbatim from Inspectors Report by me C Hutchinson Chairman of the Committee.
Master - Harry Deane 2nd Class Certificate
Pupil Teacher - Edward Powell Second Year.
[Pages 108 and 109 are missing.]
p.110 1879 March 3: Admitted George Thomas Shepherd. Herbert Hughes returned home with a bad head. George Goff sent home with ringworm.
1879 March 10: Louisa Shrimpton left school. Admitted George Wm Batterham.
p.111 1879 March 14: School attendance was small, a large number of children having gone gathering wood.
1879 March 17: Admitted Mary Porter.
1879 March 17: Re-admitted Thomas Tizzard. Admitted Harry John Jones.
1879 March 18: Thomas Hilton, Joseph Hilton, Charlotte Hilton, Ellen Shepherd, Emma Shepherd and William Shepherd (B) left school, having left the Parish. Cautioned the children not to climb the banks to gather wild flowers.
1879 March 21: George Shepherd left school this week.
p.112 1879 March 24: Admitted Alfred Pinnock. Alice Wilton left school.
1879 March 25: Attendance small on account of the weather. A Vestry and Committee Meeting, held at the School-House, at which the requirements mentioned in the report of H M I were taken into consideration, and the Master was requested to try and find a suitable girl to act as monitor, the said girl to be one who should live only a short distance from the school. The attendance returns of the Local Authority were examined and signed.
1879 March 27: Albert Humphrey left school.
1879 March 31: Admitted Charles Tizzard. School commenced at 2 o'clock p.m. instead of 1.30 therefore school dismissed at 4.30 p.m. instead of 4 o'clock.
p.113 1879 April 2: Percy Pratt left school having gone to work.
1879 April 3: E Powell, Pupil Teacher, being unwell was absent from duty today.
1879 April 4: E Powell being still unwell was again absent.
1879 April 7: Divine service.
1879 April 8: Divine service.
1879 April 9: The morning was devoted to Religious Instruction as on Monday. The children attended Divine service at 11 o'clock.
Emma Noxon left school.
1879 April 10: Divine service 11 o'clock.
p.114 1879 April 10: A number of children were absent from school this week, on account of having bad colds.
1879 April 10-21: Easter Holidays.
Sarah Ediss, Albert Ediss, Frederick Ediss, and Mary Ediss left school, having left the Parish. Admitted William Thomas Miller, William Inwood, Emily Jane Clark, Richard Benjamin Mapston, Sarah Jane Mapston, Elizabeth Alice Mapston, George Henry Knight, and John Knight.
1879 April 23: Attendance small through wet weather. Admitted James Henry Edworthy.
1879 April 24: Admitted George Voke.
p.115 1879 April 28: Admitted Louisa Peters and Fanny Creese.
1879 May 1: It being Mayday, and a number of children having asked for leave to go and carry garlands, a whole holiday was given. John Baldwin left school, having left the Parish.
1879 May 5: Admitted Frank Knight and Thomas Martin.
1879 May 12: Admitted Frederick Denyer.
1879 May 16: E Albery, Ralph Humphrey (13), Albert May, John Clay, William Miller, William Thompson were punished by being kept in after school for stone throwing, also cautioned all the boys against the practice of throwing stones. Average for the week 109.7.
p.116 1879 May 19: Admitted Theresa Matthews, Sarah Matthews, Alfred George Stenning and John Stenning.
1879 May 22: Ascension Day; Divine service. Half holiday in the afternoon.
1879 May 26: Admitted Ada Ruscoe.
1879 May 27: The Festival of the Parochial Choirs being held at Chichester the children had a whole holiday.
p.117 1879 May 28: Mary Bridger left school.
1879 June 2: Today being Whitsunday the children had a half holiday in the afternoon.
1879 June 3: Admitted Annie Eveleigh.
1879 June 4: Admitted Thomas Creese.
1879 June 9: Admitted Amelia Elizabeth Aburrow, Arthur Fuller and William Fuller.
1879 June 12: C E Vertue Esq. H M I visited the schools during the dinner time, inspected the alterations which have been made to the offices, and asked the Master to inform the Rev. C H Hutchinson (the Correspondent) that the said alterations had not been carried out according to his instructions.
1879 June 13: Thomas Martin left school this week.
1879 June 14: Delivered the Inspector's reply to the Correspondent.
1879 June 16: Attendance very small through wet weather. Admitted William Edward Court.
1879 June 17: Admitted Robert Griffiths.
1879 June 24: Admitted Eliza Griffiths and Lizzie Griffiths.
1879 June 26: Attendance small through wet weather. Ada Ruscoe left school.
1879 June 27: Number of children on books at the end of the quarter Boys 82 Girls 72. Total 154.
p.119 1879 June 30: Admitted Alice Ayling and Thomas Fuller. The school room being required for a parish meeting at 4.30, the children assembled at 1.30 p.m. and dismissed at 3.50.
1879 July 1: The weather being very wet the attendance was very small, there being 20 children absent in the morning and 91 in the afternoon.
1879 July 3: 118 children absent from school this morning through wet weather, and 65 absent in the afternoon.
1879 July 7: Low attendance - wet weather.
p.120 1879 July 15: Children had a half holiday in the afternoon.
1879 July 18: Admitted Martin Humphrey. William Denyer left school.
1879 July 21: The children were examined this afternoon in Religious Instruction by the Rev. R Blight (Diocesan Inspector). The Rev. C H Hutchinson and Miss Hutchinson were present at the examination. Fanny Parven left school.
1879 July 22: The children had a holiday in the afternoon.
1879 July 28-Aug 2: The children had a holiday the whole of this week.
p.121 1879 July 28: Received Diocesan report:-
Old Testament - Good
Catechism and Liturgy - Good
Repetition - Good
General Remarks: The above tabulated report refers to the higher group of children. These answer with accuracy and a pleasing intelligence.
The infants want for more care than they can possibly have under a young Pupil Teacher with the existing arrangements. Mr Deane cannot possibly superintend either the religious or secular teaching at such a distance from the chief room. I see nothing for it but an Assistant Teacher. The infants will never succeed without one.
Signed Robert Blight, Diocesan Inspector.
p.122 1879 Aug 5: Admitted William Henry Lee. Anne Eveleigh, John Stanning and Alfred Stening left school, having left the Parish.
1879 Aug 11: Admitted Harry Charman.
1879 Aug 12: Frances Aburow left school. Amelia Denyer left school.
1879 Aug 14: The children had their school treat in Westdean Park.
1879 Aug 15: The children had a holiday.
1879 Aug 20: Attendance very small on account of wet weather, only 41 children being present.
1879 Aug 22: Harriet Hughes, Mary Anne Hughes, Charles Hughes and Charlotte Hughes left school this afternoon having left the Parish.
p.123 1879 Aug 25: Elizabeth Trimmer's name taken off the books for non-attendance.
1879 Aug 27: Attendance small on account of the weather being very wet.
1879 Aug 27: Attendance small on account of the weather being very wet. Received notice from the Education Department to the effect that the annual examination will take place in October instead of January, and the school year to end upon September 30 instead of December 31.
1879 Aug 29: George Edworty, Charles Edworthy and James Edworthy left school having left the Parish.
p.124 1879 Sept 2: Admitted Rachael Taylor and May Anne Taylor.
1879 Sept 3: Broke up school for the Harvest Holidays.
1879 Sept 29: Reopened school after Harvest Holidays. Admitted James Clark, Henry Fuller, Alfred Robins and Harriet Humphrey. Louisa Boxall left school.
1879 Sept 30: Average for year ending Sept 30 97.2. No. admitted during this year - Boys 44, Girls 23, Total 67. No. left during the year - Boys 29, Girls 26, Total 55.
p.125 1879 Oct 6: Edward Powell absent from duty this afternoon through illness.
1879 Oct 7: E Powell too ill to attend school.
1879 Oct 8-10: E Powell still too ill to attend school.
1879 Oct 10: Edith Goldring, Kate Goldring and Mary Adams left school. A committee meeting was held in the School-House at which the following were present: Rev. C H Hutchinson, J W Woods Esq., R W Wordsworth Esq., Mr G Humphrey. The returns, schedules and Register were signed, and the Master was authorised to advertise for a female Pupil Teacher.
1879 Oct 13: Admitted Samuel Fluke. Received notice of examination of Pupil Teacher, also of the Day School.
p.126 1879 Oct 15,16, 17: Mrs Deane ill.
1879 Oct 20: E Powell resumed duties. Elizabeth Porter, George Porter and Mary Porter left school, having left the Parish.
1879 Oct 22-24: Attendance small on account of wet weather.
p.127 1879 Oct 24: Mrs Deane being too ill to undertake the girls in Needlework, the lessons were taken in the afternoon as on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
1879 Oct 25: Pupil Teacher's examination held at the Girls School Westbourne.
1879 Oct 27: John Aburrow, Charles Aburrow, Clement Aburrow and Amelia Aburrow left school having left the Parish.
1879 Oct 28: Admitted Thomas Slack, Janet Slack and John Slack. The required Certificates of Birth not having been returned from Westbourne, the Master wrote to the clerk, to request him to return them not later than Friday.
1879 Oct 29: Grace Goff, Harriet Goff, George Goff, Annie Goff, Emma Goff and Alfred Robins left school having left the Parish. Re-admitted Louisa Boxall.
p.128 1879 Oct 30: James Clark left school.
1879 Nov 3: School examination held at which 63 children were entered on the Schedule above 7 years of age and 26 under 7 years. Rev. C H Hutchinson, Mr Charles Hutchinson and Miss Hutchinson were present during the examination.
1879 Nov 7: No Needlework - Mrs Deane ill.
1879 Nov 10: Ellen M Bowley left school. Harriet Humphrey left school.
Admitted Harriet Smalley and Charles Goodwin Smalley.
1879 Nov 11: Master received his Parchment, also the duplicate schedule of papers. The Master received the Bishop's Certificate for the teaching of religious knowledge.
p.129 1879 Nov 14: E Powell having completed his 2nd year now takes charge of the register of the 5th class, as to marking the attendances, and making them up at the end of the week.
1879 Nov 17: Samuel Fluke left the school.
1879 Nov 19: Ross Batterham, Minnie Batterham and George Batterham left school on account of leaving the Parish. The names of Thomas Creese, Sarah and Theresa Matthews were taken off the books for non-attendance. Stephen Hughes punished for throwing stones, although the other boys told him not to do so.
p.130 1879 Nov 22: Government Report: Only ten months have elapsed since the last examination. The discipline is very good, and the instruction is very fair; but the reading must be more intelligent, and the arithmetic should be improved. The arrangement for the instruction of the infants are not satisfactory. The Master should have some efficient assistance in the Upper School, where the average attendance is now slightly in excess of the accommodation provided. The sewing is well taught. The results of the examination of the sewing school are satisfactory. The requirements of the last report as to the offices must be complied with without delay. (Article 32 (B)).
The scholars Nos. 2, 10, + 30 on the examination are disqualified (Article 20(a)2)
E Powell has passed fairly; but should attend to Geography.
p.131 1879 Nov 24: Henry Hughes left school.
1879 Nov 25: Holiday.
1879 Nov 28: Half holiday.
1879 Dec 1: George Henry Knight's name taken off the books for non-attendance. Rev. C H Hutchinson distributed the money earned by each child at the examination under rule 9 viz:
Threepence for attending 150 whole days.
Threepence for passing on Reading.
Threepence for passing in Writing.
Threepence for passing in Arithmetic.
Threepence for passing in class subjects.
1879 Dec 5: Attendance small this week, especially the Infants, owing to the severe weather.
p.132 1879 Dec 9: Forwarded Rose and Minnie Batterham's gratuity money earned at the examination.
1879 Dec 11: Forwarded Edith and Kate Goldring's money also 2/- for their expenses in coming from Midhurst to attend examination. Also forwarded the money to John, Frances, Charles, and Clement Aburrow, they earned at the examination, together with three shillings to recompense them coming from Birdham.
1879 Dec 18-Jan 12: Christmas Holidays. Thomas Hilton left school. Admitted Henry and Mary Jane Simmons.
p.133 1880 Jan 12: Re-admitted Eliza Griffiths.
1880 Jan 20: Alice Ayling left school having left the Parish.
1880 Jan 22: Some of the little children having been pushed into the water (by the pond) the school children were forbidden to slide, or play near the pond for the future.
1880 Jan 22: Alice Glue and Henly Humphry punished with impositions for disobedience.
1880 Jan 26: Re-admitted Henry Hughes and James Clark.
1880 Jan 26: A few of the boys having behaved in an indecent manner on their way home, a caution was given to all the boys, and those of the first class to act as monitors, and report to the Master any rude or improper behaviour they may see, on their way to or from school.
p.134 1880 Feb 6: A number of children absent with severe colds.
1880 Feb 13: E Albery punished for stone-throwing, and Alf Rampton for using filthy language.
1880 Feb 16,17,18: Attendance low due to wet weather.
1880 Feb 20: Average for week 76.3.
p.135 1880 Feb 24: William Thompson, having become unmanageable, and being guilty of using profane language before the smaller children, and also to the Pupil Teacher, was sent home, and his name taken off the books.
1880 Feb 26: Charles Hawkins left school having left the Parish.
1880 March 8: Re-admitted Thomas Creese. Attendance was small this afternoon, a large number of children having gone gathering wood.
1880 March 9: Admitted Job Thorn.
1880 March 15: Admitted Agusta Simmonds.
p.136 1880 March 15: The Rev. C H Hutchinson wishing to hear the children sing, singing was taken instead of the last lesson.
1880 March 22: Re-admitted Elizabeth Trimmer. Admitted William James Hewett and Susan Hewett. Divine service.
1880 March 23: Divine service. Wrote to the Clerk of the Local Authority stating that clauses 8-11 (which required the annual return of attendances) have been cancelled.
1880 March 24: Divine service.
1880 March 25: Divine service.
p.137 1880 March 26: No. on register at beginning of quarter 125 - Average for quarter 90.5. No. on register at end of quarter 131.
The names of James Clark and George Denyer were taken off the book for non-attendance, having gone to work.
1880 March 29: Today being Easter Monday the children had a whole holiday.
1880 March 30: Admitted George Miller. Having received information that Herbert Hughes, Stephen Hughes, John Slack, Janet Slack, and Thomas Slack were away from school with a contagious skin disease, the Master examined the hands of all the children in the school and found that Richard Mapston was affected with the same disease for which he was immediately sent home and his attendance cancelled.
p.138 1880 March 31: Examined the children's hands and found Henry Mapston with same skin disease, for which he was sent home.
1880 April 2: Wet weather - poor attendance.
1880 April 5: Admitted George Inwood, Lucy Inwood, William Bartlett, Henry Bartlett.
1880 April 6: Admitted Alice Westbrook.
1880 April 9: A committee meeting held in the School House at 4 o'clock. Present: Rev. C H Hutchinson, J W Woods Esq., R W Wordsworth Esq., - Deeds Esq., Mr Lamming, Mr Duke, Mr Partlett, Mr Humphrey, Mr Stay.
p.139 1880 April 13: Frederick Hughes sent home this morning suffering with ring-worm.
1880 April 14, 15: Wet.
1880 April 19: Admitted Emma Gibbs.
1880 April 20: George Pinnock punished by being kept in from play, for fighting while going home from school on Monday evening.
1880 April 20: John Knight, William Charman, and Albert May punished with the cane for using bad language; also gave a caution to the children, about using bad words.
1880 April 26: Re-admitted Henry Knight and Mary Ann Taylor.
p.140 1880 May 3: Admitted Annie Jane Marshall.
1880 May 6: Divine service (Ascension).
Received a letter from the Education Department requesting that the grant received for 13 passes at the Evening School examination of January 1879 for the following boys should be re-funded:
Reuben Treagus, Eli Austin - 3 passes
John Smith, Charles Pratt - 2 passes
Henry Carpenter - 3 passes. Article 29 (b)
p.141 1880 May 10: Half holiday.
1880 May 11: Began to go in school at 2 o'clock p.m. instead of 1.30 p.m. Registers marked at 2.05. Lessons taken from 2.15 - 3, 3 to 3.45, 3.45 to 4.15. Pupil Teachers' lessons taken in the dinner time from 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock.
1880 May 12: Henry Hughes having gone to work, his name was taken off the register. Sarah Pratt and Henly Humphrey removed from register for non-attendance.
1880 May 13: Charles Palmer left school having gone to work.
1880 May 17: Whit Monday holiday. Re-admitted Alice Ellen Adams.
p.142 1880 May 18: Admitted Blanche Kate Adams and Charles Johnson.
Henry Fuller left school having left the Parish. Ellen Pinnock left school. Charlotte Trimmer's name removed for non-attendance.
1880 May 24: The following is a copy of the Medical Certificate:
Stephen Hughes, Herbert Hughes and Edith Hughes to return to school.
West Dean, May 22 1880
I am of the opinion that Mr Hughes' children may now return to school.
G H Elliot, Surgeon
1880 May 25: Ellen Greentree's name removed for non-attendance.
1880 May 31: Re-admitted James Clark.
1880 June 1: Admitted Arthur Collins.
p.143 1880 June 7: Letter from Local Authority:
Western Union
James Sterning, Emsworth, Solicitor Clerk
5 June 1880
Day of meeting 11 June 1880
At 11 a.m.
Dear Sir
In reply to your letter of the 23rd ultimo, I beg to say that the Baptismal Certificate or other reasonable evidence obtained from the parents may be taken as sufficient proof of age, and that the summoning Officer of the District, J W Woods Esq. is qualified to enter the evidence on the child's school book.
I remain, Dear Sir, Yours truly
James Stenning.
p.144 1880 June 7: Low attendance - wet.
1880 June 8: Admitted Frank Jones.
1880 June 14: Re-admitted Amelia Denyer. Re-admitted Ellen Greentree.
1880 June 16 and 22: Wet - low attendance.
1880 June 23: Agusta Simmonds left school. Job Thorn left school.
1880 June 25: Holiday.
1880 July 7: Wet - low attendance.
p.145 1880 July 12: Received a telegram from Rev. R Blight, the Diocesan Inspector, to the effect that he should not be able to examine the children this afternoon on Religious Knowledge, as he was suffering from a severe cold; the school was therefore conducted in the afternoon as usual.
1880 July 13: Holiday.
1880 July 15: Wet - low attendance. Half holiday.
1880 July 19: Eliza Griffiths, Robert Griffiths, Lizzie Griffiths left school having left the Parish. Henry Simmonds, Standard I, left to go to work.
p.146 1880 July 23: The children had their school treat in the park this afternoon.
1880 July 26-30: A week's holiday.
1880 Aug 2: Admitted John Tufton and Walter Haken. Wet - low attendance.
1880 Aug 6: A list of names of children who were employed in labour contrary to the Education Act, also a list of the irregular children was forwarded to the Education Department at the request of H.M.I.
1880 Aug 6 - Sept 6: Harvest Holidays
1880 Sept 6: Admitted Martha Rampton.
p.147 1880 Sept 7: Notice that Religious Knowledge examination postponed (from Thurs 9).
1880 Sept 14: Admitted Charles and William Stubbins.
1880 Sept 21: Henry Knight left the school.
1880 Sept 22: Jane Simmonds left the school.
1880 Sept 23: Admitted Charles Albion Edom. Charles Johnson left. James Clark left.
1880 Sept 24: Rachel Taylor left.
1880 Sept 27: Herbert Treagus left. Ellen Stilwell left.
1880 Sept 30: John Tufton, Mary Anne Taylor and Harriet Pink left.
p.148 1880 Sept 30: Number on books at end of year 130. Average for quarter 86.4. Average for year 92.2.
1880 Oct 1: Number on books: Boys 56, Girls 46, Infants 28, Total 130.
1880 Oct 4: Master absent through ill health. Mrs Deane took charge of the school. Miss Hutchinson (regular visitor) visited the school and took an active part in teaching morning and afternoon.
1880 Oct 5: Miss Hutchinson helped again.
1880 Oct 6: Master still unwell - Mrs Deane in charge. Re-admitted Ellen Stilwell.
1880 Oct 7: Master still unwell - Mrs Deane in charge.
p.149 1880 Oct 11: Re-admitted Charlotte Trimmer. Admitted Lydia Privett. Rev. C H Hutchinson (Manager, regular visitor) took an active part in teaching.
1880 Oct 14: Hetty Humphrey left. Began fires in Infant Room.
1880 Oct 18: Re-admitted Ellen Pinnock.
1880 Oct 20: Snow - low attendance.
1880 Oct 22: Received tidings of the death of William Henry Lee, Class V.
p.150 1880 Oct 25: Re-admitted Rachel Taylor.
1880 Oct 28: Wet - low attendance - half holiday.
1880 Oct 29: The Government Examination took place at which 56 above 7 years of age were presented and 25 under 7. Half holiday.
1880 Oct 30: Pupil Teacher's examination held at the Girls' School in Westbourne.
1880 Nov 3: Mrs Bower visited the sewing class and gave 3 prizes to the 3 most deserving girls.
p.151 1880 Nov 11: Wet - low attendance.
1880 Nov 12: Wet - low attendance. Frank Pinnock was punished for stone throwing. Admitted May Humphrey and re-admitted Charles Palmer.
Harry Horn left. Total weekly average 94.6.
1880 Nov 17: Received Government Report:
The discipline is very good, tho' the Master has an average of 66 children above seven years of age in a room wh. accommodates only 67; the results of the examination are much more satisfactory than could reasonably have been expected, and can only have been produced by very hard work on the part of the Master. Much of the work is good. The sewing is very good. The infants are not well taught, and they are very backward. Object lessons should not be given to them without a proper use being made of the Blackboard. The improvements ordered in the offices two years ago have never been properly carried out, and nothing at all has been done during the past year notwithstanding the special warning given by the Department to the Managers. My Lords have ordered the grant to be reduced by 1/10 under Article 32(b) for failure on the part of the Managers to remedy the defects in the offices to which their attention was directed in 1878 and again in 1879.
E Powell Geography
P History
Master Harry Deane 2nd Class Certificate
Pupil Teacher Edward Powell 4th year.
p.152 1880 Nov 22: Clara Pitt left.
1880 Nov 23: Louisa Peters left.
1880 Nov 26: Half holiday.
1880 Dec 1: William Wilton punished for playing truant.
1880 Dec 3: Clothing Club in school room - whole holiday. A committee meeting was held in the school house to elect an Assistant Mistress to take charge (principally) of the infants and Standard I in the classroom, it was decided to appoint Annie Knight, ex Pupil Teacher of the National Girls School, Storrington, nr Pulborough.
1880 Dec 8: Mrs Deane unwell - no needlework.
1880 Dec 9: Miss Knight came to have a look at the schools.
1880 Dec 10: Mrs Deane still unwell.
p.155 1880 Dec 15: Wet - low attendance (1/2 absent).
1880 Dec 16: The Rev. C H Hutchinson visited the schools and distributed to the children money earned by each child at the examination under Rule IX viz:
Threepence for passing in Reading.
Threepence for passing in Class subjects, and
Threepence to all who made upwards of 300 attendances during the year.
The children were also told that for the future all who had not made 300 attendances during the year would forfeit all money they may earn; unless they should be absent from the school on account of illness.
p.156 1880 Dec 17: The children were told that after the Xmas holidays rule 7 would be strictly kept, viz. The school fee of one penny to be brought every Monday morning, and any child not doing so would be sent back home for it. Average for the quarter: Boys 58.4, Girls 37.5, Total 95.9. Ellen Court left.
1880 Dec 17-Jan 10: Christmas Holidays.
1881 Jan 10: Miss A Knight began her duties as Assistant Mistress. Admitted Lillie Wilton.
Received a copy of the by-laws for the Westbourne District.
Copy:
Definition I in these Bye-laws.
The term "district" means each of the several Parishes or Townships in the schedule hereunder written.
The term "child" means a child residing in the district.
The term "school" means a certified efficient school.
"Attendance" means an attendance at a morning or afternoon meeting as defined by the code of 1876.
The "code of 1876" means the code of minutes of the Education Department made in the year 1876 with respect to the Parliamentary Grant to Public Elementary Schools in England.
The term "Local Authority" means the Local Authority for the District acting for the time being under the Elementary Education Act 1876.
p.158 1881 Jan 10: The parent of every child of not less than 5, nor more than 13 years of age, shall cause such child to attend school, unless there be a reasonable excuse for non-attendance.
Any of the following shall be a reasonable excuse, namely:-
(a) That the child is under efficient instruction in some other manner.
(b) That the child has been prevented from attending school by sickness or an unavoidable cause.
(c) That there is no Public Elementary School open which the child can attend within two miles, for children over 7 years of age and one mile for children under 7, measured according to the nearest road from the residence of such child.
The time during which every child shall attend school shall be the whole time for which the school selected shall be open for the instruction of children of similar age, including the day fixed by Her Majesty's Inspector for his annual visit.
Provided always that nothing in these Bye Laws -
(a) Shall prevent the withdrawal of any child from any religious observance or instruction in religious subjects;
(b) Shall require any child to attend school on any day exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which its present belongs; or
(c) Shall have any force or effect in so for as it may be contrary to anything contained in any Act for regulating the education of children employed in labour.
And provided always that
(a) A child between ten and thirteen years of age shall not be required to attend school if such child has always received a certificate from one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools that it has reached the fourth Standard prescribed by the code of 1876.
(b) A child between ten and thirteen years of age shown to the satisfaction of the Local Authority to be beneficially and necessarily employed shall not be required to attend school for more than 150 attendances in each year, if such child has received a certificate from one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools that it has reached the Second Standard prescribed by the Code of 1876.
Every parent who shall not observe, or who shall neglect or violate these Bye Laws, or any of them shall, upon conviction, be liable to a penalty not exceeding, with the costs, five shillings for each offence.
The above Bye Laws were made by the School Attendance Committee for the Union of Westbourne, at a meeting held on the fifteenth day of October 1880.
C A Hall Hall, Chairman
James Stening, Clerk.
p.159 1881 Jan 10: Read and explained the above Bye Laws to the children.
p.161 1881 Jan 13: Rev. C H Hutchinson visited the school and brought a letter received from the Education Department on December 30th the following of which is a copy:-
Rev. Sir
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 16th instant. I am directed to request your attention to H M Inspector's report for 1878, from which it appeared that the girls offices were not sub-divided, there was no proper accommodation for the infants, and no urinal for the boys.
I have the honour to be, Rev. sir, your obedient servant
F T Palgrave.
p.162 1881 Jan 18: Deep snow - roads impassible - school closed for rest of the week. Average for the day 99.5.
1881 Jan 24: Re-admitted Henry Hughes.
1881 Jan 28: Low attendance all week as children from a distance were unable to come through the snow. Weekly average 59.3.
1881 Jan 31: Arthur Fuller, William Fuller, John Knight, and Frank Knight left school having left the Parish.
1881 Feb 7: Admitted Annie Broomfield, Thomas Henry Hillier.
1881 Feb 10: Low attendance - wet.
1881 Feb 17: The children had a whole holiday, and had a tea given them in the afternoon in the school-room by Mrs Bower, in honour of Miss Bower's wedding.
1881 Feb 18: Ellen Greentree left. Lydia Privett left.
1881 Feb 21: The Assistant took sole charge of the needlework this afternoon, Mrs Deane being absent through illness.
1881 Feb 23: Snow - small attendance.
1881 Feb 24: Snow - v. small attendance.
p.164 1881 Feb 25: Average for week (in Standards). Boys 44, Girls 27.9, Total 71.9. Infants 17.6. Total weekly average 89.5.
1881 Feb 28: Admitted Lilly Elizabeth Hoad.
1881 March 2: Ash Wednesday - Divine service.
1881 March 4: Wet - v. small attendance.
1881 March 7: Admitted William Lambert.
1881 March 8: Bad weather - small attendance in morning. Afternoon attendance small - children gathering wood.
p.165 1881 March 9: Small attendance - children gathering wood.
1881 March 10: Small attendance - children gathering wood.
1881 March 11: Total weekly average 85.5.
1881 March 14: William James Hewett and Susan Hewett left school, having left the Parish. Admitted Alice Ellen Hughes and Sophia Frances Bowley.
1881 March 21: Admitted Henry Mill. Admitted Sarah Allice Basford.
1881 March 24: The names of Harry Jones, Frank Jones and Lillie Wilton taken off the book for non-attendance having been absent the whole quarter.
p.166 1881 March 25: Henry Hughes and William Jones in Standard II having gone to work their names were taken off the books. The names of Harry and Frank Jones were taken off the register for non-attendance.
The following is a list of the most irregular children during the quarter:
Name, Times absent out of 98 openings
Edmund Alberry, 34
John Clay, 30
Thomas Rampton, 46
Henry Trimmer, 39
Alfred Rampton, 64
Henry Pratt, 47
Jane Inwood, 40
Ellen Smith, 39
Agnes Treagus, 35
Annie Marshall, 47
Emma Bridger, 54
Anne Trimmer, 43
Kate Albery, 56
Emily Pink, 92
Elizabeth Trimmer, 92
Amelia Denyer, 42
Fanny Creese, 61
Blanche Adams, 62
Lucy Inwod, 68
Ellen Stillwell, 37
Anne Pink, 53
Ellen Pinnock, 42
Martha Rampton, 98
Alfred Pink, 50
p.167 1881 March 25: Average for half year 92.9.
1881 March 30: Cautioned the boys against stone-throwing.
1881 April 4: Admitted William George Broomfield, George Hughes, and Lewis Slack.
p.168 1881 April 5: Re-admitted Lydia Privett.
1881 April 7: Cautioned the children about climbing up on the banks.
1881 April 8: Ernest and Albert May left school having left the Parish. Alfred Rampton having gone to work his name was taken off the books. An average of 28.6 children absent during the week.
1881 April 11: Divine service.
1881 April 13: Miss Woods and Miss Turing visited the schools.
1881 April 14: Half-holiday.
p.169 1881 April 15: Average 30.8 children absent during the week.
1881 April 18: Easter Monday - whole holiday.
1881 April 19: Admitted William Phillips. Re-admitted Alfred Robins.
1881 April 22: Lily Elizabeth Hoad left having left the Parish. Miss Knight (assistant Mistress) had a week's holiday. Total weekly average 103.5 - 23.5 absent on average.
1881 April 25: Re-admitted Frank Jones. E Powell (Pupil Teacher) began having lessons at 7 a.m. Edward Boxall left (1st class).
1881 April 26: Admitted Lilian Mary Boxall.
1881 April 29: 4th and 5th Standard had an examination in Arithmetic (on paper) by Master.
p.170 1881 May 2: Re-admitted Alice Court.
1881 May 3: Admitted Edward Boxall (5th class). Ralph Humphry (A), Arthur Humphry, Alfred Martin Humphry, and May Humphry left school having left the Parish. Admitted Mary Blondin, Amy Blondin, James Blondin, and Alfred Percival Blondin.
1881 May 9: William Stubbins and Charles Stubbins left having left the Parish.
p.171 1881 May 16: Admitted Walter George Marshall.
1881 May 18: Wet - low attendance.
1881 May 17: Mr Wordsworth visited the school to enquire about the most irregular children.
1881 May 23: Re-admitted Harriet Pink. Admitted Charlotte Marks and Henry Pinnock.
1881 May 26: Ascension Day - Divine service - small attendance in afternoon.
1881 May 30: Alfred Robins left having left the Parish. Half-holiday.
p.172 1881 May 31: Admitted Ernest Johnson.
1881 June 1: Charlotte Trimmer left school.
1881 June 2: Choir Festival at Chichester - whole holiday.
1881 June 6: Whit Monday - whole holiday.
1881 June 7: Rachael Taylor and Mary Anne Taylor left school having left the Parish. Admitted Richard Jennings.
1881 June 8: Cautioned the children against stone throwing.
1881 June 9: Punished William Miller with the cane for gross insubordination.
1881 June 10: Commenced going in school at 2 o'clock p.m. instead of 1.30.
1881 June 13: Admitted Henry Albery.
1881 June 15: Admitted Herbert Johnson. William Miller, Edmund Albery and Edward Pratt punished with impositions for stone throwing.
1881 June 20: Admitted Emily Alice Treagus. Re-admitted Alfred Robins.
1881 June 22: Thomas Hillyer left school having left the Parish. Ellen Stilwell - name taken off the register - absent 13 weeks. Frank Jones left school having left the Parish.
1881 June 27: Admitted Henry Stilwell. Re-admitted Ellen Stilwell.
p.174 1881 July 4: Re-admitted Lillie Wilton.
1881 July 6: Henry Bartlett and Alfred Pink received 4 stripes each with the cane for indecent behaviour going home from school on Monday afternoon. Attendance low - wet. Eliza Carpenter left.
1881 July 11: Admitted William Henry Creese.
1881 July 11: Charles Palmer left. A large number of children being absent, upwards of 30 absentee notes were sent for the reason.
p.175 1881 July 13: The Master and the teachers having gone to Selsey with the choir for their treat the children had a whole holiday.
1881 July 15: Westdean club day - half-holiday.
1881 July 18: Admitted Walter Knott. Re-admitted Lilly Elizabeth Hoad. Alice Glue left.
1881 July 19: Edmund Albery and Lydia Privett (Standard II) having gone to work their names were taken off the register.
1881 July 25-29: The school was closed for the whole of this week.
1881 Aug 1: Re-opened after Goodwood Week.
p.176 1881 Aug 5: The children had their annual treat in the park this afternoon. Total weekly average 77.2.
1881 Aug 5-Sept 5: Harvest Holidays.
1881 Sept 5: Admitted Robert Humphrey. Re-admitted Bessie Humphrey and Harriet Emma Humphrey. Walter Knott left the school having left the Parish.
p.177 1881 Sept 12: Re-admitted Edmund Albery. Anne Pink left.
1881 Sept 13: Sarah Masston, Elizabeth Masston, Richard Masston, Henry Masston left school having left the Parish. Stephen Hughes having been absent from school (at work) since June 15 had his name taken off the books. John Clay (Standard I) left school. Alfred Robins left school having left the Parish.
1881 Sept 19: Re-admitted Stephen Hughes.
p.178 1881 Sept 21: William Wilton punished for stone throwing. Edward Pratt punished for using bad language.
1881 Sept 26: Wet - low attendance.
1881 Sept 27: Harriet F Smalley left.
1881 Sept 28: Alice Adams and Blanche Adams left, having left the Parish.
1881 Sept 29: Ellen Stillwell and Henry Stillwell left, having left the Parish. Fred Denyer punished for stone throwing.
1881 Sept 30: Thomas Slack, Janet Slack, John Slack and Lewis Slack left having left the Parish.
p.179 1881 Sept 30: Admitted during the year 28 boys, 28 girls, Total 56. Left during the year 38 boys, 30 girls, Total 68.
1881 Oct 4: Frederick Denyer punished for stone throwing.
p.180 1881 Oct 7: Received a copy of proposals for enforcing the attendance of children at school from the Local Authority:-
"At a meeting of the Local School Attendance Committee District No. 2 held at East Marden Sept 12 1881 Mr Hall Hall in the Chair, the following proposals for enforcing the attendance of children at school were agreed to, and the chairman was desired to report the same to the School Attendance Committee.
Proposals
1st The managers of the various schools in The Union to be requested to ask the teachers to report irregular children to the School Attendance Committee, these reports to be made on printed forms to be supplied to them by the Committee.
2nd The forms to be returned by the Committee to some member of the local Committee by whom the parents should be visited.
3rd On a child being a second time reported to the Committee, a summons to be taken out, which would result in a warning being given by the Magistrates.
4th The School Attendance Committee to sit every other Board day, and the school teachers to be directed to send in their reports to the Clerk on the preceding Wednesday.
5th The teacher also to report any children who leave the school for work without having passed the required standard, or whom he may have reason to think are at work without having passed."
p.181 1881 Oct 10: Read the above proposals to the children in the morning and afternoon.
Admitted Alice Mills.
1881 Oct 20: Mr Ashworth visited the school.
p.182 1881 Oct 28: Mrs Ashworth visited the school. [Ed. note - Mrs Bower is still a regular visitor.]
1881 Oct 28: Half-holiday.
1881 Oct 29: Pupil Teacher's examination held at Westbourne.
1881 Nov 1: Admitted Henry Weaver and Charles Weaver.
1881 Nov 2: School examined by H.M.I. and H.M.I.A. Rev. C H Hutchinson. Miss Hutchinson and Mr and Mrs Anderson were present during the examination. Half-holiday.
1881 Nov 2: The following scheme for the teaching of English History which was presented to Her Majesty's Inspector on the day of examination and approved by him:-
Standard I From the invasion of Britain by the Romans to the Danish Invasion.
Standard II From the Danish Invasion to the accession of Henry II.
Standard III From the accession of Henry II to the accession of Edward IV.
Standard IV From the accession of Edward IV to the accession of James I.
Standard V From the accession of James I to the end of George III.
Standard VI From the accession of Henry VII to the present time.
p.183 1881 Nov 4: Total weekly average 88.
1881 Nov 7: Admitted Mary Eliza Weaver. Amelia Denyer's name taken off the books, she having left the Parish. Began work from New Time Table.
1881 Nov 8: Forwarded the following names to Westbourne Union for irregular attendance during the month of October:- Emma Frogbrook, Edmund Albery, Kate Albury, Agnes Treagus, Emily Treagus, Herbert Johnson, Ernest Johnson.
p.184 1881 Nov 8: The following names were forwarded to Westbourne Union for being employed in labour contrary to the Bye Laws:- Henry Hughes, George Denyer, Arthur Hughes, John Clay.
Also forwarded information that two children living at Warren Barn and two children living in the Warren did not attend school at all.
1881 Nov 8: Received a note from Mrs Humphrey to the effect that her children viz Hugh Humphrey, Elizabeth Humphrey, Ralph Humphrey, Hannah Humphrey and Ralph Humphrey were not to attend school for the time being by the orders of Dr Elliot.
p.186 1881 Nov 21: Low attendance - wet.
1881 Nov 24: Punished Edward Pratt and Frank Pinnock for damaging the hedge belonging to the school premises.
1881 Nov 25: Low attendance - wet.
1881 Nov 28: Low attendance - wet.
1881 Nov 29: Admitted Hubert King Miller.
1881 Dec 3: Received a letter from the Education Department specifying that Annie Knight is sanctioned as an assistant in these schools under Article 79.
1881 Dec 5: Re-admitted Henry Hughes and George Denyer. Admitted Katie Pratt. Low attendance - wet.
p.187 1881 Dec 6: Admitted Minnie Smith. Admitted John Barnett.
1881 Dec 6: Received the Government Report:
The discipline is very good and the children continue to be taught with great care and diligence. The work of the IV Standard, however, is only moderate and the Arithmetic of the Upper Standards should be improved. The instruction of the infants is very fair. The sewing is very good. Some of the maps are old and in bad condition. Suitable desks should be provided for the 1st Standard in the Class Room.
E Powell has passed fairly, but should attend to Algebra.
Master, Harry Deane 2nd Class Certificate
Assistant, Annie Knight (Art 79)
Pupil Teacher, Edward Powell Vth year.
p.188 1881 Dec 9: Whole holiday - Clothing Club in class room.
1881 Dec 12: Amy Blunden, Mary Blunden, James Blunden and Alfred Percival Blunden left school.
1881 Dec 14: The names of Herbert Johnson and Ernest Johnson taken off the register. The following names were forwarded to the local authority for irregular attendance during the month of November:- Edmund Albery, Kate Albery, Henry Albery, Elizabeth Denyer, Emily Treagus.
Also forwarded the name of Arthur Hughes for being still employed in labour contrary to the bye-laws.
Also forwarded information of children at Warren Barn who do not attend school.
p.189 1881 Dec 15: Cautioned the children against stone throwing.
1881 Dec 16: Low attendance - wet.
1881 Dec 21: Mr Barham the attendance officer visited the schools.
1881 Dec 22: The children had the money which they had earned under Rule 9 distributed to them by the Rev. C H Hutchinson. Some prizes for needlework were also given to the girls by Mrs Bower. Jane Inwood left. The names of Anne Trimmer, Henry Trimmer, and Elizabeth Trimmer were taken off the book for non attendance.
p.190 1881 Dec 22-Jan 2: Christmas Holidays. Average for the quarter: Boys 52.9, Girls 33.9. No. absent on average during quarter: Boys 17, Girls 18, Total 35.
1882 Jan 2: Admitted Fanny Frogbrook.
1882 Jan 3: Minnie Smith left, having left the Parish.
1882 Jan 6: Divine service.
1882 Jan 9: Re-admitted Arthur John Hughes.
1882 Jan 10: Admitted Eliza Cheviss.
p.191 1882 Jan 21: The Master saw Mr Barnham, Attendance Officer for the Westbourne Union, respecting two families whose children did not attend school, and was informed by him that he was waiting for instructions.
p.192 1882 Jan 27: Frederick Daniels left school this week.
1882 Jan 31: Forwarded to Local Authority a statement of attendance as per circular received Jan 25 also again forwarded information of several families whose children do not attend any schools, viz Colwell residing at Warren Barn, Treagus residing at Warren Barn, Clay residing at Chilgrove, Johnson residing at Chilgrove.
1882 Feb 1: John Barnard punished for stone throwing, using bad language and striking the girls on their way home from school.
p.193 1882 Feb 6: Thomas Poor left.
1882 Feb 10: Total weekly average 98.
1882 Feb 13: Edward Albery and John Barnard punished for playing truant.
Received the following letter from the clerk to the Local Authority:
I am directed by the School Attendance Committee to apply to you for your returns for the month of January and to request that the returns may in future be sent to me promptly after the end of the month.
Yours truly
Sent the following letter in answer to the above.
In answer to your letter of yesterday morning I beg to say, that I had entered no names upon one of the former for irregular attendance for the month of January, because all whose names are on the Registers and who come within the bye-laws had attended regularly, but I forwarded the names of some families, whose children do not attend any school. The same names had been reported by me before, and as they still do not attend school, while other have had to leave their work, and attend school, it has given parents cause to complain.
I remain
Yours faithfully
H Deane
p.194 1882 Feb 13: The names of the same children who do not attend any school were again forwarded upon a form for irregular attendance. Admitted Elizabeth Bastow and Mary Anne Bastow.
p.195 1882 Feb 14: Admitted George Frederick Edwin Baker, Albert Victor Baker and Edward Percival John Baker.
1882 Feb 15: Small attendance - wet.
1882 Feb 20: Admitted Ernest Hughes.
1882 Feb 22: Ash Wednesday - Divine service.
1882 Feb 27: Re-admitted Amelia Denyer.
p.196 1882 Feb 28: The following list of names was forwarded to the Local Authority:
Henry Hughes, Warren, absent 19 times
Lilly Hoad, Colworth, absent 38 times
Annie Marshall, Stapleford, absent 10 times
Ellen Smith, Colworth, absent 11 times
Richard Jennings, Westdean, absent 14 times
William Weaver, Canada, absent 34 times
Alice Palmer, Colworth, absent 13 times
Kate Poor, Chilgrove, absent 16 times
Emma Frogbrook, Westdean, absent 10 times
Edward Boxall, Westdean, absent 21 times
Henry Albery, Hilters Lane, absent 14 times
William Claude Haken, Warren, absent 23 times
Emily Treagus, Double Barn, absent 15 times
Also sent information that the same children as reported last month do not attend any school.
p.197 1882 Mar 6: Admitted Samuel Rousell and Alice Ruth Boxall.
1882 Mar 7: Admitted Harriet Rousell. Miss Knight (assistant mistress) was absent from duty on Monday from a severe cold.
1882 Mar 10: Average for the week 92.6. The average was much lower this week owing to the Wooding Season.
1882 Mar 13: William Shepherd left. Admitted George Rousell.
1882 Mar 14: Admitted Edwin John Colwell.
1882 Mar 17: A half holiday was given this afternoon so that a number of the children may go wooding. Total weekly average 105.2.
1882 Mar 20: Admitted George William Bonsey, Annie Bonsey, and Annie Pitt.
1882 Mar 22: Small attendance - wet.
1882 Mar 27: John Barnett left having left the Parish. Admitted Minnie Treagus. Re-admitted Marianne Treagus and Henry Trimmer.
1882 Mar 31: Miss Knight (assistant Mistress) absent since Monday through illness.
p.199 1882 Mar 31: The following list of names was forwarded to the Local Authority:
Allen Boxall, absent 24 times out of 45
Henry Hughes, absent 45 times out of 45
Percival Baker, absent 15 times out of 45
Arthur Hughes, absent 19 times out of 45
Edward Boxall, absent 21 times out of 45
Henry Albery, absent 30 times out of 45
Kate Albery, absent 15 times out of 45
Emily Treagus, absent 24 times out of 45
Eliza Cheviss, absent 14 times out of 45
Edwin J Colwell, absent 37 times out of 45
William Weaver, absent 45 times out of 45
1882 April 3: Re-admitted John Clay and Elizabeth Trimmer. Admitted Eliza Williams and Annie Williams. Divine service.
p.200 1882 April 4: Divine service.
1882 April 5: Total weekly average 115.
1882 April 6-14: Easter Holidays.
1882 April 17: Admitted Louisa and Emily Lintec. Miss Knight recommenced duties after her illness. Admitted Elizabeth Lintec. Admitted John William and Evangelina Rose Greaves. Small attendance - wet. Edward Powell (Pupil Teacher) began having lessons at 7.00 a.m.
1882 April 18: Re-admitted Herbert and Ernest Johnson. George Frederick Edwin Baker left.
p.201 1882 April 21: Total weekly average 114.
p.201 1882 April 24: Admitted Alice Maud Kate Duley. Stephen Hughes punished with the cane for defiance and gross insubordination. Alice Basford left.
1882 May 1: Attendance small owing to a number of children going garlanding.
1882 May 2: The following names were forwarded to the Local Authority for irregular attendance during April: Edwin John Colwell absent 19 times out of 24, Ernest Johnson absent 16 times out of 24. Re-admitted Anne Trimmer. Admitted Alice Fanny Weaver.
p.202 1882 May 4: Mr Anderson visited the schools and checked the register [He continues to visit the schools on different occasions - also his wife.]
1882 May 5: Lily Hoad, Lillie Wilton, George William Bonsey and Annie Bonsey left school, having left the Parish.
1882 May 8: Admitted Alice Trimmer and Ellen Trimmer. Edward Powell (Pupil Teacher) absent this afternoon through illness.
1882 May 9: Admitted Herbert Baker.
1882 May 12: Edward Powell (PT) absent since Monday with a Gathered Ear. Total weekly average 119.
p.203 1882 May 16: Admitted Beatrice Mary Denyer.
1882 May 17: Edmund Albery left.
1882 May 18: Divine service a.m. Half-holiday in afternoon.
1882 May 19: E Powell absent all week with a gathered ear.
1882 May 22: Admitted George Henry Linter. Re-admitted Lilley Elizabeth Hoad. Edward Powell resumed duties this morning.
p.204 1882 May 25: Low attendance - wet.
1882 May 29: Whit Monday - whole holiday. Admitted Charles Strudwick. Henry Hughes left.
1882 May 31: The following names were forwarded to the Local Authority for irregular attendance in May: Edwin Colwell, absent 38 times out of 42
Herbert Johnson, absent 31 times out of 42, Ernest Johnson, absent 33 times out of 42, John Clay, absent 20 times out of 42.
1882 June 1: Received the following medical certificate:
I hereby certify that I am attending Allan Boxall who is suffering from congestion of the lungs and is not able to follow his employment or attend school. Signed Ernest H Buckell L.R.C.P.
p.205 1882 June 6: Low attendance - wet.
1882 June 9: Weekly average 98.7.
1882 June 20: Admitted Mary Jane Marks.
1882 June 22: Eliza Cheviss left. Low attendance - wet.
p.206 1882 June 23: Total weekly average 94.1.
1882 June 28: Coronation Day - half-holiday.
1882 June 29l: William Claude Haken left. Several boys having got in the habit of wading in the river during dinner time, with their shoes and stockings off, and the Master having heard of one boy going beyond this by divesting himself of his clothes, made a rule that for the future any boy going to wade in the river and pond with his shoes and stockings off or otherwise would be severely punished.
p.207 1882 June 30: Herbert Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Annie Pitt, Alice Maud Kate Duley, Edina Marshall had their names taken off the register for non-attendance. Total weekly average 99.4.
1882 July 4: Forwarded the following names for irregular attendance in June:
Name, Residence, Times Absent (out of 42)
Allen Boxall, Warren, 42
Annie Marshall, Staple-ash, 13
George Denyer, Westdean, 14
Ellen Smith, Colworth, 11
Mary Weaver, Canada, 14
Eldine Marshall, Staple-ash, 42
Alice Dubey, Staple-ash, 42
John Clay, Chilgrove, 37
Herbert Johnson, Chilgrove, 42
Ernest Johnson, Chilgrove, 42
Kate Albery, Hilters Lane, 12
Henry Albery, Hilters Lane, 17
Elizabeth Denyer, Westdean, 20
Mary Bastow, Warren, 17
Marianne Treagus, Chilgrove, 17
Minnie Treagus, Chilgrove, 21
Herbert Hughes, Warren, 13
Walter Marshall, Stapleash, 11
Arthur Hughes, Warren, 13
Herbert Baker, Home-farm, 13
Edwin J Colwell, Warren Barn, 42
p.209 1882 July 4: Forwarded to the Local Authority at Westhampnett the following names of children for irregular attendance in June:
Emma Bridger, Binderton, 11
Elizabeth Linter, Binderton, 12
Samuel Rousell, Crows Hall, 30
Harriet Rousell, Crows Hall, 30
Alfred Pink, Crows Hall, 18
Emily Pink, Crows Hall, 42
Harriet Pink, Crows Hall, 35
Richard Williams, Crows Hall, 14
Eliza Williams, Crows Hall, 19
Annie Williams, Crows Hall, 23
Anne Trimmer, Bow Hill, 14
Henry Trimmer, Bow Hill, 25
Elizabeth Trimmer, Bow Hill, 42
Ellen Trimmer, Bow Hill, 42
Alice Trimmer, Bow Hill, 42
Annie Pitt, Crows Hall, 42
William Bartlett, Crows Hall, 21
Henry Bartlett, Crows Hall, 15
Quarterly average 107.89
p.210 1882 July 6: Elizabeth Lee, Alice Lee, George Lee, suffering from a skin disease were sent back home by the Master until they were quite well.
1882 July 11: Choir Festival - whole holiday.
1882 July 14: Henry Weaver and George Inwood punished for stone throwing.
p.211 1882 July 14: The distance from the school to the homes of the following children was measured upon the map of the Parish by C Anderson Esq:
Name, Residence, Distance in miles
Allen Dale Holwist, Chilgrove, 2 1/4 furlongs
William Miller, Chilgrove, 2 1/4 furlongs
George Miller, Chilgrove, 2 1/4 furlongs
Hubert Miller, Chilgrove, 2 1/4 furlongs
William Inwood, Brick-Kilns, 1 3/4 furlongs
George Inwood, Brick-Kilns, 1 3/4 furlongs
Lucy Inwood, Brick-Kilns, 1 3/4 furlongs
George Pinnock, Well-Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Alfred Pinnock, Well-Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Henry Pinnock, Well-Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Alice Palmer, Colworth, 1 mile 6 furlongs
James Palmer, Colworth, 1 mile 6 furlongs
Ellen Smith, Colworth, 1 mile 6 furlongs
Lilly Hoad, Colworth, 1 mile 6 furlongs
Kate Poor, Chilgrove, 3 1/4 furlongs
Emily Clark, Chilgrove, 2 1/4 furlongs
Annie Marshall, Staple-ash, 2 1/4 furlongs
Walter Marshall, Staple-ash, 2 1/4 furlongs
Alfred Pink, Crows Hall, 2 miles 1 1/4 furlongs
Emily Pink, Crows Hall, 2 miles 1 1/4 furlongs
Harriet Pink, Crows Hall, 2 miles 1 1/4 furlongs
William Bartlett, Dean Bath, 2 miles 3 furlongs
Henry Bartlett, Dean Bath, 2 miles 3 furlongs
Samuel Rousell, Well Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Harriet Rousell, Well Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
George Rousell, Well Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Emma Gibbs, Colworth, 1 mile 2 furlongs
Fanny Creese, Well Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Tom Creese, Well Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Henry Creese, Well Down, 1 mile 7 1/2 furlongs
Anne Trimmer, Black Bush House, 2 1/4 furlongs
Rest of Trimmers, Black Bush House, 2 1/4 furlongs
George Linter, Briderton, 1 mile 3 furlongs
Charles Strudwick, Briderton, 1 mile
Alice Mills, Whitelands Cottage, 1 mile 3 furlongs
Mary Jane Marks, Briderton, 1 mile 7 furlongs
p.213 1882 July 17: The examination in Religious Knowledge was held this afternoon by Rev. R Blight at which 65 were present in the Main room, 52 in the classroom - In the main 13 children gained a certificate for excellence, and 7 for a very good examination. In the classroom 5 gained a certificate for excellence and 4 for very good. The Inspector (Rev. R Blight) asked for a half-holiday for the children.
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The Deanery
Chichester
24 November, 1860
My dear Sir
Accept my grateful thanks for your considerate kindness in sending me a copy of Charma's Anselm. (Anselme, Notice Biographique, par M.A. Charma)
I am at the present time engaged on the Life of Lanfranc, having just completed a translation of such portions of his letters, with excerpts from his Elucidarium, as I think will be interesting. I shall be much obliged by the loan of Charma's Lanfranc. (A notice, Biographique Littéraire et Philosophique, by M. Charma)
Among the books which I have just been reading as illustration of the age in which I am now engaged is your translation of the Chronicle of Battle Abbey. (The Chronicle of Battel Abbey, from 1066 to 1176, published in 1851) We are deeply endebted to you for the trouble of translating so troublesome a book, and for the valuable notes you have appended
My first volume has been favorably received by the booksellers who on the first day subscribed for the whole of the first impression amounting to fifteen hundred copies. Mr. Bentley has ordered a thousand more to be printed, and I hope to be able next week, by sending you a copy, to exchange for your gold my brass
Should any thing bring you to Chichester, which I hope will be the case, I hope you will do me the honor of being my guest
I am My dear Sir
Your truly obliged
W. F. HOOK
Perhaps you will permit me to consult you on any difficult points of history on which I may require assistance
29 November, 1860
Your book has come safely to hand. Many thanks
The first lecture is an abbreviated translation of Milo Crispinus whose statements require to be compared with the letters. The notes are some of them valuable. The second lecture will be useful to me: All the notes are of use, but most of them we have in Spelman
We are threatened with a law suit by a Mr. Braithwaite here who claims a kind of episcopal authority over the Dean and Chapter. (George Braithwaite, M.A., vicar of St. Peter the Great (Subdeanery), Chichester, 1851-1868.) He prosecutes us for burying the Duke of Richmond in our own Cathedral. (Charles, 5th Duke of Richmond, died 21 October 1860.) This action will open several questions of interest to an antiquarian. And it occurs to Sir George Shiffner (who desires his kind regards) and myself that it will be an immense advantage if we can secure your services to examine our various records before we place the case in our lawyer's hands. We have taken the liberty therefore of requesting our Chapter Clerk, Mr. Johnson, to call upon you tomorrow to know whether you have time and inclination to undertake the office and, of course, to settle the terms if your answer to our request is in the affirmative
Believe me to be, my dear Sir
Very truly yours
Mark Anthony Lower, Esq
5 December, 1860
If you come to Chichester on Saturday I shall be most happy to give you dinner and bed
I am living as a bachelor at present, all my family being dispersed, so that I shall not be able to make you as comfortable as I could wish
Please to send an answer by return of post that I may have your room ready
Yours truly
M. A. Lower, Esq
21 January 1861
Your valuable report arrived yesterday
It will be read in Chapter tomorrow. You seem to me to have done your work admirably
I write in haste
12 November 1861
I am very sensible of the honor of possessing a presentation copy of so valuable a book as your Patronymica. (Patronymica Britannica, a Dictionary of the Family Names of the United Kingdom (1860).) But I am almost ashamed of accepting it because I am afraid that you must have thought that I was begging for a copy when I spoke to you on the subject. I fully thought that you had written to me to become a subscriber, and that I had answered in the affirmative. I suspect that there is some one else publishing on the same subject and that I wrote to him by mistake
I thank you also very much for the information contained in your letter. The Duke of Cambridge names his children FitzGeorge
I have not occasion for anything but a passing note on the De Aquila - as Becket passed some of his early life at Pevensey
Believe me to be
M. T. [sic] Lower, Esq
The Palace, St. Asaph
Confidential
28 September 1865
For the character of Mr. Mackenzie Walcot I refer you to Mr. Blaauw. (W.H. Blaauw, one of the founders of the Sussex Archaeological Society.) Before you form a compartnership with him you would do well to know your man
He has much miscellaneous archaeological information, but is very inaccurate. He it is who has preached controversy about the Cathedral tower to the annoyance of Mr. Scott and of the Duke of Richmond. He ought in common courtesy to have communicated with Mr. Scott before he appeared in print
By the old constitution of Chichester Cathedral, the Precentor, Treasurer and Chancellor had precedence next to the Dean. Gradually these offices became merely nominal, the Precentor did not direct the services, the Treasurer did not keep the plate, the Chancellor did not instruct the boys, and as they were not members of the Chapter they had nothing to do with the Cathedral
The Chapter has always had power in conjunction with the Visitor to legislate, and, in the case of Dr. Holland, it has enacted that the Precentor was not to have precedence of the Chapter. Mr. Mackenzie Walcot knows this and was appointed by the Bishop to the honorary office of Precenter on condition that he should submit to the act of the Chapter and the judgment of the Visitor
By the Cathedral Reform Act, these offices and prebends are rendered merely honorary. Mr. Mackenzie Walcot is only honorary Precentor. He has nothing to do with the choir, the singing men being engaged by the Chapter and being dismissable at a month's notice: he cannot order a pin to be changed in the Cathedral. He has his preaching turns, but this, I suspect, only by convenience of the Chapter. Under the Cathedral Act the Precentor's office being de facto abolished, the property has very properly been confiscated to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to endow parochial benefices. The Chantry which was the Precentor's residence was purchased from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners by the Chapter. They have let it to a Minor Canon. They declined to let it to Mr. Mackenzie Walcot being aware of the pretentions which he has absurdly set up
As to the Sub-dean: By Dr. Lushington's judgment he is the curate of the Dean and his position is not recognized by the Chapter. Mr. Mackenzie Walcot with an inaccuracy which is not, I hope, wilful, misrepresented the case. He ought to have seen, and I believe he has seen, the [?] instrument of Mr. Braithwaite's institution to St. Peter's the Great. It has no remote reference to the Subdeanery which under any circumstances it could not be the Bishop's to bestow. On Mr. Braithwaite's elevation to the mitre he expects the name of sub-dean will be abolished
Mr. Mackenzie Walcot is a grandiloquent as well as an inaccurate writer and has been severely castigated in the Saturday Review, but not by me. I do not think that the Sussex Archaeological Journal will gain much if he shall [sic] be appointed editor. He is, however, an amiable man and I am always glad to have him as my guest
Metaphysicians are so accustomed to defer to the judgment of Archbishop Whately and his Grace was a man so acute that I suppose that when he spoke of circulating a friend's book he did not intend to suppose that he would circulate the works of any one who should presume to send his productions to the Archbishop. Richard Whately (1787-1863), Archbishop of Dublin; see D.N.B
You ask me to give you a copy of my last two volumes of the Archbishops, and I shall be happy to do so. Although when they are purchased direct from the proprieter a deduction is made of fifteen per cent on ready money payment, yet as ready money is scarce with me during my travels and we do not receive our rents till November - if the cattle disease does not prevent our receiving them even then - I shall feel obliged by your ordering a copy of the volumes at your bookseller at Lewes and by your directing him to send the bill to me at Xmas. The proprietor charges high for the volumes, but he is put to great expense as I have to travel much to search for MSS. and he has to pay the transcribers I appoint
I am afraid that you will find that I differ from your estimate of St. Richard's character and from your general view of medieval history, and I certainly differ from you widely in your estimate of that sweet poet, William Cowper
I ought to add that Mr. Mackenzie Walcot has some interesting collections with reference to the worthies of Sussex
I am, dear Sir
Yours faithfully
With original cover addressed: M.A. Lower, Esq., St. Ann's House, Lewes
25 December 1865
As I informed you of the feeler which I addressed to a friend of our's about the Society of Antiquaries, I think it right to say that his answer is "Of that Society I seldom attend the meetings and merely know Mr. Watson in his capacity of Secretary"
A couple of years ago, I knew that he frequently attended the meetings
With reference to our Cathedral, you will find our present Constitution given in the Report of the Cathedral Commission on which I had the honor of serving under Lord Aberdeen's ministry, long before I ever thought of being connected with Chichester
Mr. Walcott ought not to have stated that any pretensions of his are acknowledged by the Chapter. He was warned both by the Bishop and the Chapter on his appointment that it was only an honorary stall
The property was left to stalls to which duties were assigned, - as to the Prebend of Highleigh, our school master being Prebendary, and to the Prebend of Wittering, the Prebendary of which is our reader in theology. The property was taken from the Precentor because his stall was a sinecure - the duties formerly attached to which had become obsolete. On the motion of the late Bishop Denison, it was left as an honorary post. (Edward Denison the elder (1801-1854), Bishop of Salisbury; see D.N.B.)
It may be useful to you to know this fact. The Chapter are not likely to trouble themselves with the business
It is a remarkable fact that every election of this Chapter for the last thirty years has been a unanimous one; and during the whole of that time, there never has been a division recorded on any one subject. There has never been any misunderstanding. It is not of many corporations that this can be said
If you should be able to obtain a copy, I would advise you to read our President's address to the R[oyal] S[ociety] for this year. General Sabine (Edward Sabine (1788-1883); see D.N.B.) has given the most lucid account of the transactions of the last twelve months, and we really seem to be living in an age of miracles. I think you asked me who was the last literary person elected, and I stupidly did not recollect though I voted for him. It was no less a person than Tennyson. The year before it was the Dean of Westminster. Only one literary character, as distinguished from scientific, is elected in the year, so that the election of a literary man is now a great honor. The year before my election I think Milman Dean of St. Paul's was elected. There is no application: the Council simply select and recommend. Their recommendation is generally accepted
The address of the President of another Literary Society, the Royal Society of Literature is remarkable, as containing an eulogy of Cardinal Wiseman by the Bishop of St. Davids; like every thing proceeding for [recte from] Thirlwall it is most ably done. (This part of the letter is very carelessly and hurriedly written; the name is almost certainly Thirlwall. Connop Thirlwall, Bishop of St. David's, 1840-1874, was a distinguished scholar; see the account of him in D.N.B.) I am a member of the Society, though I do not style myself so in my publications
Do not answer this letter which is merely designed to convey information which I could not give in the [illegible word] of our last interview. My last two volumes had produced in October £500 and I suppose that some addition will be made at Xmas, so that Mr. Bentley might fairly permit me to give away a few copies, though he wishes to delay the second edition until the other two volumes appear
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Application for pension, Oct 1873. Mrs Cragg, age 59. Widow. Lombard Street, Petworth. Has been a nurse many years. Out pension granted 29 Nov 1873.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Sarah/ Frances Chambers, age -. Widow. Further particulars see Mr Jacob's letter of 28 January 1875 Her husband was shoe maker in Petworth. She is now living near Horsham. January 1876 supposed to be dead. Date of application: December 1868.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Mary Cordell, age 68. Widow. Her father Thomas Smart was many years in the Carpenters Yard, her sister was at 4 Grosvenor Place, she was servant some years at Mr Daintrey's. January 1876 supposed to be dead. Date of application: 1869.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Rebecca Slemonds, age 60 age in 1875 - 66. Widow 9 years. Her husband was a labourer and lived at Lowsheath. No means of support. 2 children in service. Her husband was for many years nightwatcher, under late Lord Leconfield. Outpension granted 10th March 1876, in place of Sarah Joyes deceased. Elected a Sister of Thompson's Hospital 26th September 1877. Date of application: February 1869.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Eliza Hill, age 54. Widow. Has been a widow 18 years, her husband worked in Lord L's woods. Industrious woman, bad health, bad legs, lives in Petworth. Elected Sister of Thompsons Hospital 18 November 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Charlotte Reeves, age 65. Widow. Byworth, her husband worked in gardens. She was 20 years Housekeeper to Maybank at Byworth. Crippled in the right hand fingers. Out pension granted 23 April 1874. Inpension granted 28 June 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Hannah Johnson, age 52. Widow. Tillington. Widow of Henry Johnson the welldigger. Works in Petworth House as charwoman, has done so for 3 years, but is afraid she will not be able to continue as she has bad legs. Lord L's remark "I have been told this woman formerly bore a bad character" "L". See Mr Ridsdale's letter 1870. January 1876 married again. Date of application: 15 August 1870.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Charlotte Hampshire, age 59. Widow. Tillington. Husband was labourer in Carpenters Yard, died in 1870. See Rev R Ridsdale's letter this date and Rev J Puttick's letter April 21 1874. Died 27th September 1878. Date of application: 14 September 1871.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Charlotte Ayling, age 57. Widow. Husband was one of the Riverhill Aylings. She kept house for Mr Lawrence at Petworth for 17 years, one of her sons is clerk in Mr Downing's office. Date of application: November 1871.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Jane Herrington, age 58. Widow. Petworth, Cottage No 337 Widow of stonemason. Petworth. Hardworking respectable woman. Her son is clerk in Lord Leconfield's office. January 1876 has been a widow for 9 years, supports herself by taking in laundrywork. Outpension granted 8th February 1878. Date of application: June 1869.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Ellen Dean, age -. Widow. By her son's letter (Duncton). Died 15th May 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Harriet Sadler, age 57. Widow. Limbo. Pauper. Widow, husband worked for the Dawtrey's as farm labourer, her son who is in the gardens lives with her, no means of support, bad health. Died May 1878. Date of application: 1870.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Mrs Bowyer, age 34. Widow. Limbo. Daughter of Henry Peacock the sawyer. Spits blood, has 4 young children, one a cripple, parish relief, no other means of support, bad health. Appointed inpension to act as nurse etc. See Mr Ingram's letter to her, 26th January 1879. Date of application: 1870.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Fanny Ward, age 62. Widow. Limbo. Widow of late James Ward who worked in the Park and Carpenters Yard. Appointed outpension 1st November 1876. Date of application: 1870.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Baigent, age 50. Widow. Further particulars see Mr Seward's letter 30 January 1875 Petworth. Has been a widow 18 years, one daughter in service in London. Mrs Baigent takes care of her mother aged 77, an out/in pensioner. January 1876 supports herself by taking in laundrywork. See her own letter, 19th March 1878. Date of application: November 1870.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Maria Timberley, age 64. Widow. For further information see Mr Batty's letter 1st May 1875 Egdean. Widow of a carpenter who was on the pension list. Appointed Inpensioner 18 January 1876 to No 18.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Fanny Spooner, age 63. Widow. Widow of Robert Spooner who lived below The Fox. She is now at Limbo, has two or three sons living with her. Elected Sister of Thompson's Hospital 2nd March 1876. Date of application: February 23rd 1871.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Mrs Dabbs, age 55. Widow. Tillington. Widow of late Midhurst mailman. No independent means. By Mr Foard's letter. Dead. Date of application: October 30th 1873..
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Ann Andrews, age 74. Widow. Sutton. For 20 years nurse for Sutton Union. Widow of James Andrews. Lord L's remark "Pension of £11 a year from Poor Law Board" "L". Not entertained January 1876. Date of application: 1873.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Jane Cooper, age -. Widow. Petworth. Her husband was a warder in the Petworth Gaol. Appointed Outpensioner 17 July 1875 in place of Lucy Summersell deceased.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Mary Warren, age -. Singlewoman. Schoolmistress for some years at Northchapel. Died 7 January 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Mary Sopp, age -. Singlewoman Very deserving asthmatic, has supported herself hitherto. Was 20 years in one service. Has no means left. To become Inpensioner 29 November 1873. Room no 18. Died 9th January 1876.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Miss Carpenter, age 65. Servant many years in the family of Mr Phillips, the father of Mrs Bryant the stationer's wife. The applicant's father and family worked for Lord Egremont. See Mrs Bryant's letter 27 June 1870. Not entertained January 1876. Date of application: December 1866.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Ann Barrett, age 55. Singlewoman. Mr Klanert's housekeeper. Outpension granted 29 November 1873. Now an Inpensioner.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Mary Jarman, age 69. Singlewoman. Worked a good deal in Mr John Blagden's family. Dead.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Elizabeth Wakeford, age 60. Widow. Scrases Hill. Husband worked all his life on the estate, was 25 years a keeper. Outpension granted 11 November 1873.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Jane Habbin, age 66. Widow. Now an outpensioner, applies for inpension and a room in the Hospital.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Ann Bignold, age 70. Petworth. Widow of late mail driver, was formerly in Lord Egremont's service, no means, has a little help from the Rectory. Outpension granted 29 November 1873. Now an Inpensioner.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Elizabeth Bridger, age about 70. Fittleworth. See Miss Welch's letter 17 November 1873. Widow who worked with her husband worked many years for Welch of Burton Mill. Applies for room. January 1876 dead. Date of application: 17th November 1873.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Hannah Hazel, age 67. Fittleworth. See Mr Cattley's letter 24 November 1873. Widow since 1840, husband 14 years at Fittleworth Mill under Mr Tribe, just lost her eldest son who was 11 years with Green the grocer in Petworth and who chiefly supports her. December 1879 applies for a room as outpay is her only means of support. Mr Walter Sander's letter 12th February 1878. Outpension granted 7th November 1878. See Mr Simpson's letter. Admitted into Union March 1883 being paralized. Date of application: 24th November 1873.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Sophia Knight, age 50. Penge. See Miss Green's letter 27 November 1873. Had a brother in Lord L's office many years since, another brother late schoolmaster in Petworth. Now blind and living at Egdean. Is dependent on her brother with whom she lives, unable to earn her living thro' rheumatism etc. Outpension granted 11 January 1875 in place of M A.Holden deceased.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Mary Henley, age 65. Byworth. By Miss Beaublet's letter 16 March 1874. Widow of Henley who worked for farmer at or near Byworth. Formerly kept a small school under the late Lady Leconfield until the present school was erected. Outpension granted 15 April 1875 in place of Mary Howard now an Inpensioner.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Lucy Summersell, age 63. Petworth. By Mrs Austen's letter 26 March 1874. Widow. Husband was 12 years in the late Lord's service in the house, died from chill taken by going into the icehouse. One son living with her, a tailor. She is an invalid having under two operations for cancer at Middlesex Hospital. Outpension granted 10th April 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Mary Howard, age 72. Petworth. Widow of late chimney sweeper, health bad and cannot do anything to support herself, has 2 sons in Petworth who assist her a little, asks for outpension. Outpension granted 11 November 1874 in place of Sarah Smith who went into the workhouse.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Elizabeth Pulling, age -. Letter dated 4th November 1874. Widow of Samuel Pulling who lived at Brinksole, a hire carter. Dependendent on the Parish, has 1s 6d per week and a gallon of flour and has rent to pay out of it. Inpension granted in place of Mrs Herrington who died 2nd May 1878. Date of application: 4th November 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Sarah Dilloway, age about 70. East Lodge, Brighton. Keeps the Lodge there, applies for a room when her services are no longer required at the above Inpension granted 15th April 1875 in place of Mrs Edwards.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Ellen Stoner, age 62. Per Mr Downing and by Mrs James Upton. See her letter of 14th April 1875. Address: Railway Terrace, Midhurst. Widow of John Stoner who was for 33 years wharfinger at Coultershaw and worked many years on the estate before he was appointed to that office; has no means of suport. Outpension granted 15th April 1875 in place of A Matthews. Died 3rd January 1883. Date of application: 10 December 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Jane Hurst, age 57. Pound Street, Petworth. Has been a widow 16 years, delicate health, one daughter at home, has a son a clerk at Mr Downers. Her husband's father was a surgeon at Pulborough. Outpension granted 7th March 1878 in place of Mrs Yarnold. Date of application: 17th November 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Ann Matthews, age 65. Per Rev H Rogers letter. Petworth, singlewoman, formerly a schoolmistress but now bedridden, no means of support. Outpension granted 30th January 1875 in place of A Bicknell who is now an inpensioner. Died 8th March 1875. Date of application: 16th December 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Hannah Hawshaw, age 62. Per Mrs Wells letter. Haslingbourne with her brother (Elkham), has been a widow 24 years, husband worked in the garden about 20 years, has been a nurse at Fittleworth for 5 years, now unable to work, one son a soldier, no means of support. Outpension granted 30th November 1875 in place of S Seward deceased. Date of application: 9th January 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Ann Phillips, age 75. Personal application. Horsham Common. Widow of James Phillips, one of Lord Leconfield's Pensioners who died 14th January 1875, and who worked in the woods all his life, her son George is Foreman at Colhook Brickyard, has no means of support, now living with her married daughter, applies for a room or half pay. To be an Outpensioner with ? pay in place of Harriet Hearn deceased 6th September 1875. Date of application: January 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Charlotte Marriner, age 57. Lurgashall. Further particulars see Mr Fairles's letter. Widow of William Marriner formerly a labourer in the woods who died after an operation in the London Hospital. No means of support excepting 2 sons, labourers, who live with her. Date of application: 26th March 1874.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Ruth Wakeford, age 70. See her letter Westland, Bedham. Widow of Thomas Wakeford, formerly a labourer in the woods in which he had worked nearly all his life, has one son with whom she lives, the Parish allows her 1s 6d and a gallon of flour a week, has no other means of support, applies for a room or half pay. Appointed outpension 26th October 1877. Appointed Room No 14 8th February 1880. Date of application: 22nd February 1875.
Application for pension, -. Miss Knight, age 48. - Petworth. Daughter of Mrs Knight who occupied a room in the hospital up to 1875 when she died and with whom she lived. Has no means of support except what she earns by taking in work. Bad health. Has 3 brothers living in Petworth. 2 bakers, one with large family in Lombard St, the other partner with Mrs Pellett with no family, and the other brother a foreman to Mr Gadd the butcher, single. Date of application: August 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Fanny Vincent, age 66. - Petworth. Widow of James Vincent who was lately a pensioner in the Egremont Alms, works occasionally in the laundry, no other means of support, failing health. Been connected with the Petworth Establishment nearly 50 years, her husband had a pension of 7s a week until they went to the Egremont Alms when it ceased. Outpension granted 24th June 1875 in place of Charlotte Reeves who is now an Inpensioner. Appointed Inpensioner 5th July 1877. Date of application: 7th April 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873. Sarah Dummer, age 82. Petworth. Widow of William Dummer formerly a gardener on the Estate, received a pension up to the time of his death, mother-in-law of Smith the Home Farm foreman and dependent on him. Outpension granted 30th November 1875 in place of S Mitchell deceased. Appointed Inpensioner Room No 14 31st October 1876. Date of application: 27th November 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Sarah Steer, age 74. Petworth. Widow of Thomas Steer who worked in the Yard for upwards of 30 years as a laborer and was pensioned in 1870. She is now living with her brother (Sadler) in Back St, no means of support. Outpension granted 11th August 1876 in place of J Habbin deceased. Went into Union 25th March 1880. Died 19th September 1880. Date of application: 30th November 1875.
Application for pension, Oct 1873, Jan 1876. Mrs Edwards, age -. Tillington. Widow, a cripple having had her leg amputated, supported by her daughters, the eldest is wife of William Pulling in the gardens with whom she lives, applies for an outpension. Mrs Pulling is schoolmistress at Tillington and has a large family all at home. By Rev. Ridsdale's letter. 1878 Mrs Pulling is no longer Mistress at Tillington School. Dead. Date of application: August 1875.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Martha Dalmon, age 50. Byworth. Has been a widow 15 years, obliged to leave service through bad health, suffers from asthma, no means of support excepting what she earns by needlework, not a native of Petworth but the daughter of the late Benjamin Burningham of whom the cottage property at Byworth was lately purchased. Appointed outpension 5th July 1877 in place of Charlotte Vincent. Date of application: 19th April 1876.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Overington, age 70. Bognor Cottage No 109. Widow, her husband who died in February last worked on Fitzleroi Farm for 35 years, she was formerly a Tillington woman, has no means of support excepting what she earns by charing. See Sir W Barttelot's and her petition, and Mr Daintry's recommendation of 15th February 1878. Appointed Outpension 12th January 1886. Date of application: 31st July 1876.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Mrs Impey, age -. Housekeeper, 4 Grosvenor Place, London Applies through Lord Leconfield for the outpension pay. Died October 1876. Date of application: 11th August 1876.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Ann Meachen, age 70. Cottage No 311, North Street. Widow, her husband was a Smith for Peters, she has been a widow 14 years and has supported herself by going out charing, worked in the laundry a long time, no means. See Mr Dempster's letter and Mr Austen's of 6th February 1878. Outpension granted 7th March 1878 in place of Mrs Henly. Appointed Inpensioner Room No 4 28th May 1880. Date of application: 19th October 1877.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Frances Marshall, age 75. High Street, Petworth. Widow, husband who died 20 years ago was House Carpenter for the late Lord Leconfield for 25 years, she now intends to support herself by keeping a small shop and letting lodgings, no family to assist her. Applies for either in or outpension. By her own letter. Appointed Inpension in room of Mrs Howard No 20 who died 11th January 1878. Date of application: 14th November 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Elizabeth Pannell, age 61. Percy Row, Petworth. Widow, applies for outpension, her husband worked as House Carpenter 20 years, and 8 years previous in the Carpenters Shop in the Yard, not very good health, depends on her daughters for support and her 2 sons, one daughter married to Mr Mitchell, son of the Editor of The West Sussex Gazette. Outpension granted 8th February 1878. Date of application: 12th November 1877 and 22nd January 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mrs Knight, age -. Egdean. Applies through her son for an outpension. Her husband was schoolmaster at Petworth and clerk to the Ayres and Thompsons Charities, and Actuary at the Savings Bank, resides in property belonging to the family. Receives benefit from The Widows of Petworth Old Blue Friendly Society amounts of between £12 and £14 per year. See A.A Knight's letter of this date clerk in Mr Brydone's office, 2 other sons in banks, one at Chatham, one at Rochester. 4 daughters, 2 grown up 2 at home. Date of application: 30th January 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Ann Hales, age 67. Petworth. Widow. Applies for In or Outpension, worked as charwoman in the kitchen, bad health, dependent on the parish has 1s and a gallon of flour per week. See her letter. Died June 1878. Date of application: February 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Sarah Simmonds, age 73. Cottage No 324, Back Street, Petworth. Widow. Applies for a room or outpension. Her husband was a carter in the yard for 13 years, worked herself for 14 years in the laundry, previous to the late Lord's death, dependent on the parish, has 1s 6d and a gallon of flour per week. Dead. See her letter and Rev. H Roger's letter. Date of application: 11 February 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Sarah Carter, age 50. Back Street, Petworth. Widow. Applies for an outpension. Husband was in the 73rd Regiment until his discharge, he was then engaged by the late Lord as lodgekeeper and watchman which place he held for 15 years when he was obliged to leave through ill health. See her letter. Married to Weekes who keeps the Inn at Balls Cross. Date of application: 18 February 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. M Dilloway, age 73. Egremont Alms, Petworth. Widow, applies for a room, husband worked on the estate all his life, was a keeper and took charge of the poultry for 32 years, was appointed to the Egremont Almshouse in 1872 where he died on 14th March 1878. Invalid, almost blind, helpless and no means of support. Appointed Inpensioner Room No 3 Lady Day 1878 in place of Emma Parsen who died 17th March 1878. Date of application: 16 March 1878..
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Eliza Miles, age 77. Little Common, Tillington. Widow Her husband James Miles, who died 7 years ago, was upward of 30 years a laborer under the late Earl of Egremont and Lord Leconfield. Dead. See Rev. J.M. Straffen's letter. Date of application: 26 February 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Harriet Grevatt, age 61. Widow. Petworth. Nothing to depend on excepting what she earns by going out charing, her husband carried on business as a cooper in Petworth and worked occasionally for Lord L. Brought up a large family without assistance, he was ill nearly 10 years before his death. See her letter. Date of application: 16 April 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Woods, age 59. Widow. Cottage No 295 North Street. Has been a widow 13 years, used formerly to do needlework for the late Lady L and family. Failing health. Husband worked for the parish. Her father and mother were inmates of the Egremont Almshouse and Somerset Hospital. See Mrs Upton's letter. See Mrs Reynold's letter. Date of application: 15th May 1878 and 10th December 1885.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Ann Meachen, age 62. Widow. Cottage No 292 North Street. Has been a widow for several years, works occasionally in Petworth House, bad health, no means of support. Husband worked for Lord Egremont. Has a son (married) working in the gardens. A deaf and blind niece living with her, applies for outpay only. See Mr Holland's letter. Appointed Oupensioner 2nd July 1878. Date of application: 21st March 1878..
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Susan Mitchell, age 64. Widow, Cottage no 296, North Street. Has been a widow about 5 years, works constantly in Petworth House, no means of support. husband worked for the Parish. See her letter. Died July 1878. Date of application: April 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. - Sadler, age 74. Lurgashall. Widow. Husband was a laborer in the woods for 40 years, died in May last, brought up a large family, one son in the gardens. No means of support. See Mr Knight's letter, also letter 19 September 1880. Mrs Sadler died in July or August 1885, see Mr Knight's letter of 19th November 1885. Date of application: 8th June 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Martha Madgwick, age 78. Fittleworth. Widow, receives support from the Parish and has no other means. Husband worked in the woods on the estate for 27 years. See Rev. A Simpson's letter. Dead. Date of application: 23rd July 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Elliot, age 63. Kirdford. Widow, nothing to depend upon excepting what she earns by taking in washing, she is the daughter of Sarah Payne formerly an outpensioner of the Hospital who died at the age of 96 in September last (1878). See her letter. Date of application: 18th September 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. - Bridger, age -. Widow of Charles Bridger the late Parish Clerk at Tillington who farmed under Lord Leconfield until his death. Application made by Mr Shaffen by letter to Lord Leconfield. Dead. Date of application: August 1879.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Rebecca Hill, age 60. Lickfold. Widow, no means of support other than Parish relief, unable to do any work in consequence of bad health. Husband formerly a keeper at Holland Wood and afterwards worked in the woods on the estate. See her letter and also letter from Mr Crowther 23rd May 1879. Appointed Outpensioner 6th November 1885. Date of application: 9th May 1879.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Elizabeth Tribe, age 73. The Almshouse, Fittleworth. Widow, no means of support other than Parish relief, unable to do any work owing to bad health. Husband died 9 years ago, worked on Lee Farm 37 years. See Mr Bannister's letter. Date of application: 7th June 1879.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mrs Moore, age 62. Byworth / Egdean. Widow, no means of support. Husband died at Xmas 1878, was a laborer and employed the latter part of his life in the Yard. See Miss Gould's letter. Date of application: 9th June 1879.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Woods, age 65. Tillington. Widow, husband was a carpenter and wheelwright for 44 years employed by Mr Mitford on the Pitshill Estate and farmers generally. Son a builder in Petworth, very well off. See her application. Date of application: 29th June 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mrs F Hammond, age 57. Petworth. Widow, unable to earn her own livelihood being subject to spasms, heart disease and rheumatism. Her husband was formerly one of the firm of Davies and Hammond drapers of Petworth and brother to H Hammond late tenant of Duncton Mill. She is now supported by her son, a clerk in Mr Daintrey's office. See her son's letter. Date of application: 27th October 1879.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Charlotte Tribe, age 62. Upperton. Widow, unable to earn anything owing to bad health. Husband died 18 October 1879, worked 18 years at Stag Park and previously 23 years at Rotherbridge. See Mr Straffen's letter. Date of application: 10th January 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Wakeford, age 70. Northchapel. Widow, lives with her son at Northchapel one of the woodsmen, has no means of support. Husband died in December 1879, was for many years a laborer in the woods at Northchapel. See Mr Knight's letter. Appointed Outpensioner 7th December 1885. Died 8th November 1887. Date of application: 9th February 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Jane Penfold, age 66. Byworth. Widow, supports herself by making and selling bread, also by selling a few groceries, has bad health. Husband died 6 years ago, worked on Strood Farm for nearly 20 years. See Mr Green's letter. Appointed Inpensioner to Room No 9 December 1885. Date of application: 12th December 1878.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Challen, age 64. Tillington. Widow, has no means of support other than what she earns by needlework. Husband died 8 years ago, was a laborer on South and Sokenholes Farms for nearly 40 years. See her letter. Date of application: 10th May 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876. Fanny Brooker, age 61. Lombard Street, Petworth. Widow, now an outpensioner her only means of support. Applies for a room. See her letter. Date of application: 25th May 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Bridger, age 64. Tillington. Widow, has no means of support other than Parish Relief, cannot do anything owing to bad health. Husband died in May 1880, was employed on Stag Park and Home Farms all his life until about 10 years ago. Lord Leconfield then gave him a pension of 7s per week. See her application and also Mrs Eastwood's letter. Appointed Inpensioner 14th April 1886 Room No 21. Date of application: 22nd June 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Maria Hambleton, age 63. Petworth. Widow, was for 16 years a charwoman in the gardens when she was discharged and since her husband's death has supported herself by taking in washing. Husband died 3 years ago, worked all his life on the estate. See her application. Date of application: 16th August 1880.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Jane Willard, age 57. Fittleworth. Widow, no means of support other than Parish Relief, cannot earn anything owing to bad health. Husband died in 1877, he worked at Fittleworth and Coultershaw Mills. See Miss Cattley's letter. Date of application: 26th January 1881.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Holden, age 70. Northchapel, Cottage 234a. Widow, no means of support other than Parish Relief. Husband worked nearly all his life on the estate and received a pension of 5s per week from Lord Leconfield which ceased on his death. See Rev J Knight's letter and 6th April 1883 and 20th October 1884. Date of application: 11 February 1881.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Steggles, age 56. Tillington. Widow, unable to earn anything for her support in consequence of a daughter being paralized, one son (single) an ironmonger's assistant living away, one other son (the writer of this application) married, assistant to Mr Hoper surgeon and manager of the Petworth Coffee House. See her son's letter. Date of application: 6 April 1881.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Jane Winter, age 60. Petworth. Widow, an invalid, she with her 2 sons carries on a plumbers business, which is not sufficient to support the whole 3 families, her sons being married. See her daughter's letter. Died December 1884. Date of application: 22nd June 1881.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Hannah Miles, age 65. Petworth. Widow, husband chief warden at prison for many years, no means of support. See Mr Carnegie's letter and her application. Lady Leconfield's letter September 29th 1885 and Mr E Wilmot's letter 26 September 1885. Date of application: 27 October 1881.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Harriet Smith, age 62. - Widow, no means of support, dependent on friends. Husband was formerly a cowman on the estate and was pensioned by Lord Leconfield till his death. See her application. A room in Thompson's Hospital was once offered her but she declined it. Date of application: 14 September 1881.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Hannah Randall, age 68. Plaistow. Deaf and infirm. Husband now in a lunatic asylum, worked for Lord Leconfield as a carpenter for 40 years. See Rev Taylor's letter. Date of application: 20th March 1882.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Harriet Puttick, age 66. Upperton. Widow of James Puttick, publican of The Queen's Head, Upperton and of Nithurst Farm who died in 1872. She lives with her daughter and son in law and is a constant sufferer from asthma. See Rev G M Straffen's letter. Date of application: 13th June 1882.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mrs Elcome, age 62. Haslingbourne, Petworth. Widow, no means of support other than the parish relief. Husband worked on Hoes Farm for 30 years. See Mr Morgan's letter. Appointed Inpensioner to Room no 1 November 5th 1887. Date of application: 29th September 1882.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Jane Puttick, age 94. Watersfield. Widow, no means of support, dependent on her daughter who is a widow aged 67. See Mr Brydone's letter. Date of application: 18th December 1882.
Application for pension, Jan 1876, April 1883. Amelia Hook, age 64. 35 High Street, Newhaven. Widow, dependent on her children. Her husband used Osiers Farm for 40 years. See her application. Date of application: January 1883.
Application for pension, April 1883. Jane Tribe, age 64. Cottage No 404 Stone Hill, Petworth. Widow. Has lived in this cottage for 35 years during which time she has worked for Mr Ireland at Coultershaw, brought up a large family respectably principally by her own exertions as her husband was unable to work for many years before his death owing to a stiff knee joint. See Mr M. Ireland's letter and also Mrs Blagdon's letter. Date of application: 21st April 1883.
Application for pension, April 1883. Jane Tate, age 66. Cherry Row, Petworth. Widow of William Tate who worked on the estate for 24 years as gun and locksmith. Entirely dependent on her children, all married, but two unable to help much. Applies for Outpension or room in the hospital. See her letters. Died February 1888. Date of application: 23rd April 1884, 15th October 1884 and 21st August 1885.
Application for pension, April 1883. Mrs Chandler, age -. Living with her daughter. Widow of T Chandler, late lodgekeeper. Has an allowance of 7s per week from Lord Leconfield.
Application for pension, April 1883. Jane Herrington, age 69. Cottage 337, Petworth. Her son, who was a clerk in this office and used to assist her, died in the spring of this year. Appointed Inpensioner 1st September 1885. Date of application: 22nd August 1885.
Application for pension, April 1883. J E Botting, age 70. East Street, Petworth. Her husband who died on the 21st August worked for years in the gardens for Lord Egremont, the late and present Lord Leconfield until prevented by ill health. Mrs Botting employed as semptress in Petworth House for the last 23 years. By her letter. Date of application: 25th August 1885.
Application for pension, April 1883. Eliza Dummer, age 66. Petworth. Her husband worked in the Yard in the late Lord Leconfield's time and in the present Lord L's time. Worked with the painters. Died nine years ago. Up to the time of his death earned her living by going out nursing. At his death was obliged to give up nursing and took in needlework and worked at Petworth House. Applied personally. Acting as Nurse at the present time to Mr Greenfield in Petworth House, Mr Greenfield was seized with paralysis in the House, where she worked for some years. Date of application: 7th September 1885.
Application for pension, April 1883. Harriet Tribe, age 76. - Widow of John Tribe who worked for 10 years as gardener to the late Rector of Tillington, she is now living with her son William Trbe of Fittleworth. See Mr Simpson's letter. Date of application: 7th September 1885.
Application for pension, April 1883. Eliza Dearling, age 70. North End, Petworth. Widow of William Dearling who worked on the Estate 44 years. Entirely dependent on her step children. See her step daughter's letter. Date of application: 4th January 1886.
Application for pension, April 1883. Rebecca Steer, age 70. Ragham, Lurgashall. Widow of Robert Steer, late gamkeeper at Ragham, no means of support. Appointed Outpensioner 12th January 1886. Date of application: 6th January 1886.
Application for pension, April 1883. Mrs Tribe, age 70. - Widow of - Tribe, her maiden name was Pullen and was a native of Petworth. Recommended by Mr Wilberforce, see Lord Leconfield's letter. Date of application: 27th June 1886.
Application for pension, April 1883. Phoebe Tribe, age 73. Cottage No 536 Tillington. Widow of Robert Tribe who for many years was employed as ballast heaver on the River Rother, has been a widow 23 years and supported herself by laundry work, but unable to do so any longer. See her application. Date of application: 9th September 1886.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Sarah Greenfield, age -. Died 10th February 1878. Number of room: 1.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Hannah Boxall, age -. Occupied by S Lillywhite died 10th February 1879. Number of room: 2.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. Sarah Nevatt, age -. Died 15th March 1874. Number of room: 3. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Emma Purser from Outpensioners List 26th March 1874.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Sarah Whitting, age -. Died 17th May 1880. Number of room: 4.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Ann Ansell, age -. Died 1st February 1878. Number of room: 5.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Eliza Marshall, age -. Number of room: 6.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Rhoda Stedman, age -. Died 7th December 1879. Number of room: 7.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Harriet Dine, age -. Number of room: 8.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Elizabeth Bridger, age -. Died 24th November 1885. Number of room: 9.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Slater, age -. Number of room: 10.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Ann Hollist, age -. Died 23rd December 1877. Number of room: 11.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. Elizabeth Southerton, age -. Died 6th January 1875. Number of room: 12. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Ann Bignold from Outpensioner list 14th January 1875.
Inpensioners List, November 1873 . Sarah Dilloway. Died 8th June 1875. Number of room: 13. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Charlotte Reeves from Outpensioner list 28th June 1875.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Ann Potts. Died 17th October 1876. Number of room: 14. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Sarah Dummer 31st October 1876, died 11 June 1877.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. Matilda Slater. Died 10th April 1874. Number of room: 15. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Mary Bookham from Outpensioner list 23rd April 1874.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. M A Edwards. Had to leave thro' misconduct, Lady Day 1875. Number of room: 16. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Sarah Dilloway 15th April 1875.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Charlotte Herrington. Died 2nd May 1878. Number of room: 17.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. - Steer. Died 16th October 1873. Number of room: 18. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Mary Sopp 29th November 1873. Mary Sopp died 9th January 1876, Maria Timberly 18th January 1876.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. Vacant. the Kitchen. Number of room: 19.
Inpensioners List, November 1873. Charlotte Knight. Died 4th February 1875. Number of room: 20. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Mary Howard from Outpensioner last 12 March 1875.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Fanny Vincent. Died 25th march 1886. Number of room: 21.
Inpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Elizabeth Steer. Died 7th February 1878. Number of room: 22.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. Emma Purser. Died 17th March 1878. Number of room: 3.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Bignold. Died May 1883. Number of room: 12.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Charlotte Reeves. Died 8th April 1888.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. Mary Bookham. Died 14th October 1884. Number of room: 15.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. Sarah Dilloway. Died 23rd March 1881. Number of room: 16.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Maria Timberley. Number of room: 18.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. Mary Howard. Died 11th January 1878. Number of room: 20. Appointment when vacancy occurs: F Marshall.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. Sarah Dummer. Died 11th June 1877. Number of room: 14. Appointment when vacancy occurs: Charlotte Vincent.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. F Marshall. Found dead 29th March 1883. Number of room: 20.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Elizabeth Wakeford. Number of room: 11.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Fanny Bowyer. Number of room: 5.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Henly. Number of room: 22.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Sarah Yarnold. Died 22nd October 1887. Number of room: 1.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. Mary Dilloway. Died 27th May 1878. Number of room: 3.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Elizabeth Pulling. Number of room: 17.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Steer. Died 31st December 1885.. Number of room: 3.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Charlotte Vincent. Died 17th August 1885. Number of room: 7.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ruth Wakeford. Died 30th June 1887. Number of room: 14.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Meachen. Number of room: 4.
Inpensioners List, Jan 1876. A S Knight. Number of room: 12.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Mary Bookham. Died 13th October 1884. Number of room: 15.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Ann Meachen. Number of room: 16.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Fanny Ward. Number of room: 20.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. A S Knight.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Fanny Brooker. Died 26th August 1885. Number of room: 15.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Jane Herrington. Number of room: 15.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Mary Dilloway. Number of room: 7.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Jane Penfold. Number of room: 9.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Hannah Hawshaw. Number of room: 3.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Mary Bridger. Number of room: 21.
Inpensioners List, April 1883. Sarah Elcombe. Number of room: 1.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Mary Sowter, age 91. Wykeham, Hants. £24 a year from Hospital. Sons who are in business attend to her. Died 28th June 1879.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Elizabeth Holt, age 61. Petworth. Late schoolmistress £24 a year from hospital and private income. Died 10th September 1881.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Harriet Hearn, age -. Cottage No 537d, Tillington. £24 a year from Hospital, died 22nd August 1875.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Mary Ford, age 82. Sutton. £24 a year from Hospital, her daughter attends to her. Died 12th September 1881.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Louisa Davis, age 78. Buntingford, Herts. £12 a year from Hospital and £10 from Mr P S Wyndham, no other means.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Rassell, age 74. Spinster. Lurgashall. Single woman, lives with her brother. Can get no information as to her means.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Elizabeth Ward, age 62. Petworth. Children assist her, lives in one of Mr Bird's cottages nr. Newgrove. Died 23rd January 1878.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Sarah Payne, age 92. Kirdford. Lives with her daughter. Died 12th September 1878.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Jane Joyes, age 61. London. Lives with her daughter, very badly off. Died 25th Februay 1876. See Mr Gotway's letter.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Ann Bartlett, age 68. Spinster. Petworth. Does needlework, no means, lives alone. Died 28th March 1881.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary Dilloway, age 53. Cottage No 311a, Petworth. Sells seed in summer, one daughter married, takes in lodgers and does laundrywork. Applied for a room 3rd April 1883. Appointed Room No 7 4th December 1885.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Jane Habbin, age 66. Cottage No 342, Petworth. Laundress, mother of Habbin the builder, one son at home a plumber. Applies for an Inpension. Died 28th June 1876.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Ruth Foice, age -. Spinster. Petworth. Has private means. Died in November 1883.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Newman, age 82. Northchapel. Mother of Newman the builder. Died 24th October 1886.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Sarah Mitchell, age 82. Chichester. Related to a Mr Long, a tailor with whom she lives. Died 28th October 1875. See Mrs Long's letter dated 29th October.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Mary Steer, age 62. Cottage No 285, Petworth. Goes out to work, one son at home, a carter at Moore. Appointed Inpensioner Room No 3.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Mary A Thear, age 70. Spinster. Petworth. Has a private income, would prefer living out of Hospital. Died 10th May 1885.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Emma Purser, age 65. Petworth. No other means, crippled. Appointed Inpensioner No 3 26th March 1874.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Fanny Brooker, age 56. Cottage No 312, Petworth. No other means, two sons at home, sister of Pannell at Ratford. Applies for a room. Appointed to Room No 15 29th November 1884. Died 26th August 1885.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Sarah Dilloway, age 77. Petworth. Lives with her daughter, nearly blind. Appointed Inpensioner No 13 22nd November 1873.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Sarah Yarnold, age 58. Petworth. Works in Petworth House almost constantly. Appointed Inpensioner Room No 1 14th March 1878.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Sarah Seward, age -. Died 22nd November 1875. Tillington. Late ironmonger in Petworth previous to Mr Austen, has a son living with her who is at Death's. Appointed Inpensioner No 20 8th March 1875. This appointment cancelled as Mrs S will not occupy a room.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Ann Biggs, age 64. Petworth. In lodgings, nurse, bad legs. Married again now Mrs ? see her letter 17th July 1882.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Harriet Slade, age 80. Petworth. Lives with her son in law, a tailor in business. Died 27th March 1874.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Ann Potts, age 75. Petworth. No means Widow of old cabinet maker in yard. Appointed Inpensioner No 14 22nd November 1873.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Sarah Smith, age 74. Lives with Purser formerly in Tillington Almshouse, no other means. Went into Workhouse and Mary Howard appointed in her place.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Jemima Hobbs, age 84. Cottage No 523, Tillington. Late Matron in Petworth Union, has £10 a year from Poor Law Board, friends well off. Died 7th May 1880.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. M A Holden, age 61. Cottage No 294, Petworth. Works almost constantly at Petworth House, son at home a plumber. Died 7th January 1875.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Mary Bookham, age 64. Petworth. Widow of the man who managed Petworth waterworks, lives with her daughter, takes in needlework. Appointed Inpensioner No 15 23rd April 1874.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876. Elizabeth Wakeford, age 60. Scrases Hill, Petworth. Widow of late keeper, does needlework. Appointed Inpensioner room no 11 8th February 1878.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Ann Bignold, age 70. Petworth. Assistance from Rectory & her sister. Appointed Inpensioner 14th January 1875.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Caroline or Priscilla Cragg, age 63. Cottage No 314, Petworth. Nurse, one son at home, a groom.
Outpensioners List, November 1873, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Barrett, age 55. Spinster. London. Late housekeeper to Rev C Klanert of Iping.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Lucy Summersell, age 63. Petworth. Invalid, one son a tailor lives with her, one is an assistant at Mr Morgan's. Died 8th July 1875.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Charlotte Reeves, age 65. No other means, crippled in right hand fingers. Appointed Inpensioner 28th June 1875.
Outpensioners List, November 1873. Mary Howard, age 72. Petworth. Widow of late chimney sweeper. Appointed Inpensioner 12th March 1875.
Outpensioners List, Jan 1876, April 1883. Ann Philips, age 76. Trafagar Road, Horsham. £24 a year from Hospital, living with her son in law.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Sophia Knight, age 60. Spinster. Leatherhead. No other means, dependent on her brother with whom she lives.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Jane Cooper, age 65. Petworth. Son and daughter living with her.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Hannah Hawshaw, age 69. Bedham. No other means, in lodgings. Appointed to Room No 3 12th January 1886.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Fanny Ward, age 69. Cottage 260, Limbo. No other means. Appointed to Room no 20 14th April 1883.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Martha Dalmon, age 57. Byworth. No other means excepting what she earns by needlework.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. J Herrington, age 67. Cottage 337, Petworth. No other means, 1 son clerk in the office and 1 son living with her, and 1 daughter an imbecile. Appointed to Room no 15 1st September 1885.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Elizabeth Pannell, age 66. Cotage 328d, Petworth. 3 daughters in good circumstances, 2 sons married living away. Died 2nd January 1886.
Outpensioners List, April 1883. Jane Hurst, age 65. Petworth. Has a small private income, daughter living with her and a son a clerk in a solicitor's office in London. Died 5th April 1884.
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John Carter, 16 or 17, Labourer. Committed as rogue and vagabond wandering and lodging in the open air and not giving a good account of himself. Committed 13 Oct 1806. Discharged. Folio f105. 5ft 4 inches high, light brown hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion, sraight made. Born in the parish of hursley Hants
James Cooper, 39, Cordwainer from Singleton. Convicted as a rogue and vagabond being found in a certain wood in the above parish having a fun to kill pheasants. Committed 16 Dec 1806. Discharged. Folio f106, f107. 5ft 7ins high, Brown hair, hazel eyes, Thin visage, Sallow complexion, Straight and slender. Born in the parish of Graffham
William Covey, 25, Lath Cleaver from Wisborough Green. Stealing 1 hamper scak 1/-, four bushels of wheat 40/- The Property of Richard Launder. Committed 28 Nov 1806. Transported for 7 years. Folio f99, f105, f107. Witnesses Richard Launder, Charles Older, John Reeves, John Hemming. 5ft 6ins high, Dark brown hair and eyebrows, hazel eyes, Fair ruddy complexion, Straight and slender made. Born in the parish of Demsfold Sussex ?(Surrey) since gained settlement in the parish of Arfold (Alfold) in said County
Richard Evans, 32, Collier mid hoop shaver from Iping. Convicted as a rogue and vagabond being found wandering on a Common in the above Parish with a gun intent on destroying game. Committed 28 Nov 1806. Acquitted. Folio f105, f107. 5ft 8ins high, dark hair, hazel eyes, sallow complexion, has a small scar on the inside of his uppper lip, straight and slender made. Born in the parish of Chittingfold (Chiddingfold) Surrey
James Goble, 45, labourer from Singleton. Convicted at a rogue and a vagabond, being found in a certain wood in the above parish, having a gun to kill pheasants. Committed 16 Dec 1806. Discharged. Folio f106, f107. 5ft 9ins high,brown hair intermixed with grey, grey eyes, pale complexion, thin face, slender made, has lost the use of his little finger on the right hand. Born in Ambersham parish
Harry Godley, 37, labourer from Beeding. Stealing 1 gallon of oats (6d) The property of John Chatfield. Committed 6 Dec 1806. Discharged by the prosecution. Folio f97, f106, f107. Witnesses John Chatfield, John Patching. 5ft 10ins high, dark brown hair, sandy beard, grey eyes, fair ruddy complexion, straight and slender made. Born at Steyning and has gained a settlement in Lancing
Martha Habis, 25, spinster from St Peter the Great, Chichester. Committed as a rogue and vagabond found wandering abroad and lodging in a wood called Summersdale and not giving a good account of herself. Committed 22 Dec 1806. Discharged. Folio f105. 5ft 4ins high, dark hair, dark hazel eyes, sallow compexion. Born in the Parish of Mayfield
James Mercer, 27, Labourer from Warminghurst. Begetting a child on the body of Sarah Andrews whereby the child is likely to be born a bastard and become chargeable to the parish. Committed 16 Oct 1806. Recommitted. Folio f105. 5ft 7ins high brown hair grey eyes rather dark complexion has a large scar on the back of his left hand straight and slender made. Born in the parish of Thakeham
Thomas Potter, 29, Labourer from Shipley. Running away and leaving three of his children chargeable to the parish. Committed 25 Nov 1806. Discharged. Folio f105, f107. 5ft 8ins high grey eyes light brown hair and beard fair complexion long visage is straight and stout made
William Proudley, 40, Hawker from Westbourne. Convicted as a rogue and vagabond found wandering and lodging in the open air and not giving a good account of himself. Committed 6 Dec 1806. Discharged. Folio f106, f107. 5ft 10ins high brown curling hair grey eyes fair ruddy complexion is straight and slender made has entirely lost the use of the little finger on his left hand
Ann Roberts, 22, Spinster from St Peter the Great, Chichester. Committed as a rogue and vagabond found wandering and lodging in a wood called Summersdale and not giving a good account of herself. Committed 22 Dec 1806. Discharged. Folio f105. About 5ft high brown hair grey eyes sallow complexion. Born in the parish of Itching Herts says she belongs to the parish of Leeds in Yorkshire
James Smith , 20, Chair bottomer from Warminghurst & Woodmacote. Comitted as a rogue and vagabond in the above parishes without having obtained a legal settlement in either. Committed 4 Dec 1806. Discharged. Folio f105. 5ft 6ins high brown hair grey eyes very much pock marked sallow complexion is straight and rather stout made. Born in the parish of Tunbridge Kent
William Stenning, Labourer from Wisborough Green. Convicted as a rogue and a vagabond for running away many years ago and leaving his wife and family chargeable to the parish. Committed 10 Oct 1806. Adjudged an incurable rogue and vagabond, sent to the House of Correction in Petworth for 6 months hard labour then to be sent to serve His Majesty by sea. Folio f105. 5ft 8ins high, light brown hair, hazel eyes, wide nose, large features, round face, ruddy complexion, pock-marked, very full beard, straight and stout made.
William Stepney, 28, Cordwainer from Shipley. Charged with begetting a child on the body of Mary Potter, whereby the child is likely to be born a bastard and become chargeable to the parish. Committed 29 Dec 1806. Recommitted until he finds sureties. Folio f105b. 5ft 10 ins high, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fair, ruddy complexion, has a scar on the little finger of his left hand. Notes on back QR/W 657 f 2 remanded 7/4/1807 Midhurst Sessions
Massey Voice, 21, Spinster from Wisborough Green. Convicted as a vagrant who has lain about the Parish of Shipley and West Grinstead. Committed 15 Oct 1806. Discharged. Folio f105, f107. 5ft 4ins high brown hair grey eyes round face fair complexion has many large scars about her neck and arms having been scalded and burnt. Born in the parish of Wisborough Green
Priscilla Voke, 22, Wife of Joseph Voke from Sidlesham. Stealing 2 bushels of wheat 10/- 1 hempen sack 1/- the property of Henry Farrenden. Committed 5 Nov 1806. Discharged because the prosecutor failed to go before the Grand Jury. Folio f98, f105, f107. 5ft 2ins high dark brown hair hazel eyes sallow complexion. Born in the parish of Selsey
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