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    Bentley Public Houses & Bentley in 1865

    Bentley 1855 Whites Directory

    BENTLEY is a small pleasant village near Bentley Station, at the junction of the Hadleigh Branch with the Eastern Union Railway; about 5 1/2, miles S.W. of Ipswich, and N. by E. of Manningtree. Its parish contains 434 souls and 2801 acres of land, including 417 acres of woodland. W. J. Deane, Esq , is lord of the manor of Bentley Hall, and the Rev, C. E. R. Keene is lord of the manors of Bentley Church House, Dodnash, and Falstaffs. The Tollemache, Gosuall, Whimper, and other families have estates in the parish. On the banks of a rivulet, 2 miles S.W. of Bentley, is the site of Dodnash Priory, which was a small house of black canons, founded at an early period, by one of the Earls of Norfolk, and dedicated to St. Mary. It was suppressed, and given to Cardinal Wolsey, towards the endowment of his college at Ipswich, in 1524, when it was valued at 42. 18s. 8d. The manor of Bentley, the rectory, the advowson, and two woods, called Portland Grove and New Grove, were held by Trinity Priory, in Ipswich, and were granted at the dissolution to Lionel Tollemache, Esq. The Church (St. Mary) is a discharged vicarage, valued in K.B. at 6. 2s. 11d , and now having 20A. of glebe, and a yearly rent charge of 190. 15s. in lieu of tithes. The old vicarage house was exchanged in 1843 for a mansion situated near the church. The Rev. C. E. R. Keene is patron, and the Rev. Benj. R. Keene, incumbent. The tithes were commuted in 1838, when the following yearly rents were awarded to the lay impropriators, viz., 301. 5s. to Mr. Keene, and 85 to Mrs. Deane. In 1716, Tolmache Duke charged the Church House Estate with the yearly payment of 2 for a distribution of bread among the poor parishioners.
    Aylward John, gentleman
    Bolton Robert, corn miller
    Brett Robert, wheelwright, blacksmith, and machine maker
    Garnham Henry, vict.. Tankard
    Gosnall John, Esq., Bentley Hall
    Gosnall John Desborough Walford, Esq.. Park Cottage
    Hart Wm. Goodwin, maltster
    Hearsom Samuel, shopkeeper
    Keene Rev Benj. Ruck, Vicarage
    Leggett William, hurdle maker
    Long Charles, shopkeeper
    MOSS Bartw. vict., Railway Hotel
    Rolfe Robert, parish clerk
    Smith Frederick, Capel Station Master
    Wood Wm., vict., Case is Altered
    Yarminski Jph., Bentley Station Master
    Youngman John F. corn miller

    FARMERS.
    Alderton, Wm.
    Hart Charles
    Hart Wm. G.
    Holland John, Dodnash
    Lay James
    Long Charles
    Page Gosnall,
    Bentley Lodge
    Potter Joseph
    Powell, I., bailiff
    Wood, Wm.

    TRAINS from Bentley and Capel Stations.
    POST from Ipswich.

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