Extract from Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1851
Trotton, in Dumford & Easebourne hundreds, rape of Chichester, is a long and narrow parish, and extends from the north to south nearly 7 miles, and about ¾ mile in breadth. The village is on the banks of the river West Rother, 4 miles west of Midhurst.
Population, in 1831, 416; and in 1841, 481.
The living is a rectory, value £296 per annum; patron, the lord of the manor; incumbent, Rev. Batchellor.
In this parish was born the poet Otway. The area is 3,789, assessed at £3,506.
Milland is a chapelry with 138 inhabitants.
Letters received through Midhurst.
Capt. John Davidson, Trotton House
Samuel Twyford, esq. - killed 1855 Crimea
Edward Aburrow - farmer | JohnAyling - farmer | George Beagly - Black Fox | John Challen - farmer
Mrs Elizabeth Eames - farmer | Alfred Field - farmer | Moses Gardner - blacksmith | Mrs Susannah Good - farmer
Mrs Elizabeth Heather - beer retailer | Robert Jeffries - farmer | John Randall - & Son, farmers
Charles Restell - farmer | Robert Restell - farmer
Extract from Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1867
Trotton is a long and narrow parish, and extends from north to south nearly 7 miles, and about three quarters of a mile in breadth; it is in the Western division of the county, Dumpford hundred, Midhurst county court district, union and rural deanery, rape, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester. The village is on the banks of the river West Rother, 4 miles west from Midhurst.
The church of St. George was rebuilt about 1400 by Baron Camois, and consists of a chancel and nave, with a massive tower and shingle spire; in the church is a very fine monumental brass to the memory of Baron Camois and his wife, the widow of Hotspur. The register commences in 1581. The living is a rectory, value £296 per annum, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Edward William Batchellor, B.A., of Christ Church, Oxford. .....
In this parish was born Thomas Otway, the dramatist. At the time of his birth, the Rev. Humphrey Otway, his father, was curate of the parish.
The population in 1861 was 452, and the area is 3,877 acres.
DUMFORD [or Dumpford] is a hamlet, giving name to the hundred. WHITES and GOLDINGS are other places.
TUXLYTHE [or Milland] is a chapelry belonging to Trotton, 4 miles north-west from Midhurst.
Parish Clerk, George Parrott.
Letters through Petersfield. The nearest money order offices are at Midhurst & Petersfield
Rev. Edward William Batchellor, B.A. | Mrs. Eames Dumford | Arthur Edward Knox, esq. Trotton pl.
William Aburrow - shopkeeper, Milland | Mrs. Hannah Boxall - carpenter, Milland | James Bridger - farmer, Dumford
Joseph Cole - farmer, Trippetts | William Fifield - beer retailer | Mrs.Susannah Good - farmer, Whites
Robert Jefferies - farmer, Goldings | William Marchant - farmer, Cannes farm, Milland | George Pennicott - blacksmith
Charles Restall - farmer, Love Hill farm | Robert Restall - farmer, Dumford | Robert Simmons - wheelwright
Henry Wakeford - miller, Milland | John Warrington - Black Fox, Milland | William Weeks - clock maker, Milland
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Born: 3 Mar.1652
Birthplace: Trotton, Sussex
Died: 14 Apr.1685, London
Thomas Otway was an English dramatist of the Restoration period.
He was born at Trotton, near Midhurst, the parish of which his father, Humphrey Otway, was at that time curate.
Humphrey later became rector of Woolbeding, a neighbouring parish, where Thomas Otway was brought up. He was educated at Winchester College, and in 1669 entered Christ Church College, Oxford, as a commoner, but left the university without a degree in the autumn of 1672.
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Lieutenant Samuel Twyford - HMS London (Naval Brigade) - killed - 9th April 1855
Aged 25. Son of Revd. Charles Edward Twyford, rector of Trotton, near Midhurst, Sussex.
Royal Naval Brigade cemetery, near Third Division Camp - "Sacred to the memory of Lieut Samuel Twyford Royal Navy who was killed by the fire from the Russian trenches whilst serving with the Naval Brigade April 9th 1855."
© Stephen Lewis, Cheltenham, England
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