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Petworth – Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

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

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE, POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK & GOVERNMENT ANNUITY & INSURANCE OFFICE.
George Frederick Handel Arnold, postmaster. Letters from London arrive at 5.57 a.m. & 12.45 p.m.; dispatched at 10.30 a.m. & 7.45 p.m. Letters from Chichester arrive at 6.51 a.m.; dispatched at 7.45 p.m.
RECEIVING HOUSE, Byworth.- Edmund Collins, receiver

INSURANCE AGENTS.
Accidental Death, William Death & Son, New street
Clerical & Medical Life, John W. Orsborn
General Hailstorm, Benjamin Challen, Golden square
Guardian, Fire & Life, Albert J. Bryant, Church street
Life Association of Scotland, H. Thomas, Upton, Petworth park
Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Richard Salter, Lombard street
London Assurance, G. Otway, Market place
Norwich Accidental, Benjamin Challen, Golden square
Norwich Union Fire & Life, Benjamin Challen, Golden square
Phoenix Fire, Henry Orsborn, Market place
Royal Fire & Life, Charles Richardson, Pound street
Royal Exchange, T. Hilton, East street
Royal Farmers’, William Death & Son, New street
Standard Life, Henry Orsborn, Market place
Sun Fire & Life, Thomas Chrippes, North street
United Kingdom & General, William H. Ovenden

PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENTS.
British & Foreign Bible Society’s Depot, Market place, Rev. H. Rogers, hon. secretary
County Chief Constable’s Office (head quarters), Capt. Frederick Montgomerie, chief constable; Henry Lidgold, clerk
County Court, William Furner, esq. judge; Richard Blagden, esq. registrar; William Death, high bailiff; Henry Death, auctioneer & broker
Gaol, William Linton, governor; Rev. Alexander Coombe, M.A. chaplain; Roger Turner, M.D. surgeon; Mrs. Elizabeth Cosens, matron
Gas Works, Henry Upton, manager; Henry Upton, jun. secretary
Inland Revenue Office, Swan inn
Petworth Union, A. C. Shout, surgeon; John Hobbs, master; Mrs. Lydia Hobbs, matron
Police Station, John Kemmish, superintendent, 1 serjeant & 4 constables
Prosecuting Society, Arthur Daintrey, esq. secretary
Stamp & Legacy Duty Office, George Sadler
Subscription Reading Room, J. W. Orsborn, esq. treasurer; William Linton, secretary
Working Men’s Institute, Cornelius Allen, hon. secretary

PUBLIC OFFICERS.
Coroner for the Western Division of the County & Registrar of County Court, Richard Blagden
Deputy Coroner, Henry Upton
Clerks to the Magistrates, Blagden & Upton
Clerk to Commissioners of Taxes, Richard Blagden
Clerk to the Petworth Union, Arthur Daintrey
Clerk to the Savings Bank, Arthur Daintrey
Clerk to the West Sussex Police Committee, Arthur Daintrey
Clerk & Treasurer to the Sutton Union, Henry Upton
Clerk to the Petworth & Five Oaks Turnpike Trusts, Arthur Daintrey
Registrar of Births & Deaths for Petworth District & Marriages for Petworth Union, & Relieving Officer for Petworth District, George Wells
Superintendent Registrar, Arthur Daintrey
Sheriffs’ Officers, William Death & Henry Death
Town Crier, John Stedman, jun

PLACES OF WORSHIP.
St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Charles Holland, M.A. rector; George Arnold, organist; Messrs. Bryant & Blunden, churchwardens; Philip Hoad, sexton
Calvinist Chapel, Rev. James Hallett & Rev. George Holden, ministers
Independent Chapel, Rev. Henry Rogers, minister

SCHOOLS.
National (boys), Cornelius Allen, master
National (girls), Miss Mary Miller, mistress
National (girls), Byworth, Miss Mary Ann Castle, mistress
National (Infants), Miss Jane Andrew, mistress
Taylor’s Charity, George Arnold, master

POSTING HOUSE.
Half Moon family hotel & Swan commercial inn, Charles Dempster

CONVEYANCE.
Omnibus from the ‘Swan’ meets all trains

RAILWAY STATION.
Alfred Chapman, station master; Wm. Ricketts, railway carrier

CARRIERS.
BRIGHTON – Henry Knight, every monday & friday morning at 10, calling on monday at Pulborough, Storrington, Washington, Steyning & Shoreham; on friday at Findon, Broadwater, Lancing & Shoreham; returning on tues & sat
CHICHESTER – Charles Lucas, monday, wednesday, friday & saturday;- returning same days
GODALMING & GUILDFORD – Charles Hunt, monday, wednesday & friday, returning following days
MIDHURST – James Dabbs, every morning at 7, from the ‘Red Lion’
WITLEY STATION – Charles Hunt, every monday, returning same day