From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867

EWHURST is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, Battle union, hundred of Staple, rape and county court district of Hastings, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington, 4 miles east from Robertsbridge, 6 south from Hurst Green, 13 south-east from Lamberhurst, and 66 from London, bounded on the north by the river Rother, and on the east by the county of Kent. The church of St. James is partly in the Early and partly in the Decorated English styles: the chancel has been recently restored: the font, which is square, on a circular column, is of Sussex marble. Date of register, 1570. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Provost and Fellows of King’s College, Cambridge; the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £725, and there are 35 acres of glebe, with residence; the Rev. George John Boudier, M.A., of King’s College, Cambridge, is the rector. At Staple Cross is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The parish is in two manors Robertsbridge and Ewhurst. Edward Allfrey, Esq., is lord of the former and Thomas Smith Pix, Esq., lord of the latter. The village is pleasantly situated on rising ground, commanding a fine view of the adjoining country. A fair is held on August 5th for cattle, pedlery, and hops. The area is 5,719 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,043.

Parish Clerk, William Coppard.

POST OFFICE.- William Cook, Ewhurst Green, receiver. Letters arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m.

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE AND POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK, Staple Cross.- Henry Bayley, receiver. Letters arrive from Hurst Green at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6p.m.

Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Henry Bayley, Staple Cross
Manchester Fire, C. H. Barns, Staple Cross
National School, William Young, master; Mrs. Emma Ann Young, mistress

Ashby Miss
Boudier Rev. Geo. John, M.A. [rector]
Dawes Miss, Sogg’s
Green -, esq. Stockwood house
Lamb William Charles, esq.
Webster Frederik esq.
Weller Spencer Davis, esq.

Austin Thomas, farmer
Bartholomew William, farmer
Bayley Henry, grocer, Staple Cross
Beck Charles, brewer, Staple Cross
Beck William, tax collector, Staple Cross
Boots Elizabeth (Mrs.), wheelwright
Boots Walter, auctioneer
Brown Richard, farm bailiff, New house
Clark Foster, farmer
Cook William, grocer & draper
Coppard William, farmer
Cramp Edwin, farmer
Crouch Frederick, shopkeeper
Cruttenden Joseph, blacksmith
Dawes Thomas, farmer
Dawes Walter, farmer
Eldridge Samuel, bricklayer
Espie Robert, farmer
Farrance James, farmer
Goodsole George, carpenter
Green -, farmer, Stockwood farm
Gurr George, watch maker
Harman James, boot & shoe maker
Hartnup Thomas, butcher
Hilder Jesse, White Hart
Hilder Thomas, farmer
Hook Thomas farmer
Hyland Alfred, farmer
Hyland Henry, farm bailiff
Johnson George & Co. brewers; & at Canterbury & Whitstable
Leach Samuel, school
Melsted Mary (Mrs.), saddler
Miles Henry, Castle inn, & blacksmith
Newble Henry, beer retailer
Perigoe Thomas, Cross inn
Richardson Henry, miller
Richardson Thomas, farmer
Richardson William, miller
Smith Allen, rope maker
Wells William, carpenter