Andrew Crawford, Postmaster of Brighthelmston in 1784
Thanks to Andy Grant I have established that my ancestor, Andrew Crawford, became the postmaster of Brighthelmston (the old name for Brighton) in 1784.
In 1788 Andrew Crawford rebuilt the library. He was postmaster until his death in 1800.
One of Andrew’s grandsons, Robert Wigram Crawford, became the Governor of the Bank of England from 1869 to 1871.