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Sussex Inhabitants 1793 - 1798
« on: Thursday 27 October 05 10:22 BST (UK) »
The Universal British Directory 1793 - 1798

The promoters of the Universal British Directory were Peter Barfoot and John Wilkes - Peter Barfoot, the senior partner was a wealthy Lawyer who retired to live the life of a country gentleman near Droxford in Hampshire. (He probably financed the publication) whilst John Wilkes was a successful journalist and Printer and the proprietor of the Hampshire Cronicle between 1778-83 & 1791-95.  He was granted a Royal Patent to produce the Universal British Directory and he dedicated the first part to George III in 1790.

In London, Wilkes employed paid researchers to gather the necessary information, but occasionally his agents cannibalised already published directories.

Of the 1600 towns and villages listed in the directory, over 1500 had never appeared before.

Sussex is covered by the following which are being transcribed and put on line at

Arundel               Done and on Line
Battle                  Done and on Line
Brighthelmstone  Done and on Line   
Burwash              Done and on Line
Chichester           Done and on Line   
Crawley              Done and on Line
Cuckfield              Done and on Line   
Eastbourne         Done and on Line
East Grinstead    Done and on Line
Goring, Ferring, Findon Done and on Line   
Hastings              Done and on Line   
Horsham             Done and on Line
Lewes                 Done and on Line
Lancing, Kingston Done and on Line
Midhurst              Done and on Line
Portslade, Southwick Done and on Line
Petworth             Done and on Line
Rye                      Done and on Line   
Shoreham            Done and on Line
Steyning              Done and on Line
Sompting, Broadwater Done and on Line   
Tarring, Patcham Done and on Line
Winchelsea          Done and on Line
Worthing, Steen, Clapham Done and on Line

That is 2843 extra Names On Line      

Over the next few days it is hoped to update this list and put more of Sussex 1793 - 1798 on line  - 

It is now complete and all On Line

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