1760: Ads for a person and a place in Cuckfield 260 years ago ...

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Sussex Advertiser - Monday 21 January 1760

Wanted immediately,

A housekeeper to a single gentleman with a small family, a plain woman between 40 and 50 years of age, that has been cook in some good family, and can send up dinner properly. She must be recommended for honesty, sobriety and economy, and likewise for her good behaviour. Wages £10 a year: none need apply but those whose characters will bear the strictest enquiry.

For further particulars apply to Mr Charles Griffith, Mercer, at Cuckfield in Sussex.


Page 4 of 4 The Sussex Advertiser January 21 1760

To be let, and entered upon at Lady Day next

The King's head INN at Cuckfield in this county, now in the occupation of John Peckham.

For particulars, enquire to Mr Francis Chasmore, attorney, of Cuckfield aforesaid; or Mr Richard Cardin, Merchant, of Lewes.


Note on Lady Day: In the Western liturgical year, Lady Day is the traditional name in some English-speaking countries of the Feast of the Annunciation, which is celebrated on 25 March, and commemorates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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