Transcript of the description for Mosterton from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851

MOSTERTON, a village 3½ miles N.W. from Beaminster. The Church is a modern structure, the living of which is a curacy. The parish comprises 939 acres, and had in 1841, 391 inhabitants.

Bartlett John, baker
Bow John, grocery, &c. dealer
Cleal Benjamin, boot & shoemaker
Cottle George, farmer
Curtis George, dairyman
Daubeney, Charles, farmer
Daubeney John, farmer
Daubeney William, farmer
Gibbs Job, registrar of births & deaths & parish clerk
Horsford Susan, milliner and dress maker
Hussey George, farmer, West farm
Loveless John Smith, carpenter
Meach Joseph, dairyman
Mitcham John, grocery, &c. dealer
Mitcham James, beer retailer
Norman Geo. grocery, &c. dealer
Pearce John, butcher
Porter Michael, stationer
Read Isaac H. farmer
Smith Mary, milliner & dress maker
Summerhayes John, mason
Thompson Thomas, farmer
Ward John, 'Crown & Anchor'
Warry Elial, blacksmith
Warry Elizabeth, milliner & dressmaker
Willmott Floyer, farmer
Willmott George, tailor
Woodcock John, flax spinner