Morton-in-the-Marsh Universal British Directory 1791



This is a poor inconsiderable town, situate at the verge of the county, on the great road from Worcester to London; has a charter for a market on Tuesday, (which has long been discontinued,) and two annual fairs, viz. Mar. 25, and November. 12. – Though this town runs the old fosse-way from the west to the north of England; and about two miles from it stands the four-shire stone, where the four counties of Gloucester, Oxford, Warwick, and Worcester, meet in a point.  The church is a chapel of ease to Burton-on-the-Hill. – Morton is distant from London eighty-two miles, Warwick twenty-three, Chipping Norton eight, Campden seven, Shipston seven, Stow four, and Gloucester thirty miles.
The post comes in every day, except Monday; and goes out every day, except Saturday. – William Bunting, Post-master.
Several coaches and wagons pass through here to and from Worcester daily.  Waggons also pass to and from Bristol and the north, weekly. – The principal inns are the Unicorn and the White Hart. – The following are the principal inhabitants:

Gentry.

Horsley Thomas, Gent (F.)
Miles Robert, Gent (F.)
Shirley John, Gent (F.)

Clergy.

Baker Rev. William, (F.)
Martin Rev. Joseph, (F.) Rector
Martin Rev. George, Curate

Physic.

Boucher Tho. Surgeon and Apothecary
Bunting William, Ditto

Law.

Barton Thomas, (F.) Attorney

Traders, &c.

Bryan Richard, (F.) Mercer
Busby Benjamin, (F.) Mercer
Baldwin James, Grocer
Collett Richard, (F.) Sadler
Hall Francis, Woolcomber
Hooper William, (F.) Threadmaker
Keck John, (F.) Builder
Leadbetter Wm. (F.) White-Hart Inn
Mayo William, (F.) Wheelwright
Phipps Richard, (F.) Unicorn Inn
Proctor John, (F.) Horsedealer
Rawlins Samuel, Woolcomber

Source: Universal British Directory 1791