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BOTESDALE (or BOTOLPH'S DALE) is a hamlet to the parish of Redgrave, and small town and polling place for West Suffolk, in Hartismere hundred and union, and county court district of Eye, West Suffolk, 4 ½ miles west
from Mellis station, 26 ½ from Ipswich, 6 south-west from Diss in Norfolk, 8 west-by-north from Eye, 15 from Bury St. Edmund's, and 86 from London. A fair is held on Holy Thursday for cattle and toys, and a statute or session on the Thursday before Michaelmas for hiring servants. The living, annual value £780, is annexed to Redgrave, in the gift of George Holt Wilson, Esq., and held by the Rev. T. D. H. Wilson. A free Grammar school, endowed for the education of six boys, was founded here in 1576, by Sir Nicholas Bacon, the master to be of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where Sir Nicholas himself was educated; the Rev. William Hepworth, M.A., is head master: there is a chapel attached, which is dedicated to St. Botolph, and is, with the permission of the master, used for evening service on Sundays by the Rector of Redgrave. The churches of
Rickinghall Inferior and Superior are close to the town.
The population in 1861 was 580; and the area is 1,260 acres.
Parish Clerk, Edward Clayden.
POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.—Benjamin Taylor, receiver. Letters arrive from Scole at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7.15 p.m
Crown Life, Arthur Pearse
General Life & Fire, Richard Collins
Liverpool t( London & Globe, R. Parker & W. Street
Norwich Union Fire & Life, Benjamin Taylor
Phoenix Fire, Richard Collins
Reliance & East of England Life. Charles Edwd. Lawson
Royal Farmers & General Fire, Life & Hail, Woolnough Gross
Suffolk Alliance, W. Street
Free Grammar School, Rev. William Hepworth, M.A.
head master; Thomas Durrant, assistant master Sub-Distributor of Stamps, Benjamin Taylor
CARRIER TO BURY ST. EDMUND'S.—James Nunn, Wednesday & Saturday

Collins Mr. Richard
Damant Miss
Hepworth Rev. William, M.A
Hustler James Devereux, esq. J.P.. The Lodge
Pearsc Arthur, esq. M.D., F.R.C.S
Postle Misses
Taylor Mr. William

Adams Charles, farmer
Adams John, gardener
Ashdown Edward, shopkeeper
Baston John, tailor & stationer
Burnett William, hair worker
Burcham John, Cherry Tree
Burroughes Thomas Cooke, farmer
Burrows Arthur, hair dresser
Cann John, shoe maker
Carter William, butcher
Clavdon Edward, saddler
Collins Thomas, watch maker
Cooper Edward, carpenter
Cornish Richard, bricklayer
Drake Francis Lawrance, shopkeeper
Edwards James, farmer
Freeman James, plumber & glazier
Fryett John, Greyhound
Garrard George, Cock inn
Goodchild Frederic, Crown commercial inn & posting house
Harveys' & Hudsons', bankers (Benjamin Taylor, manager); draw on Hankey & Co. London
Hayward William, blacksmith & agricultural implement maker
Horne Robert, baker
Lawson Charles Edward, chemist & druggist, & agent to the Reliance & East of England Life Insurance Company
Mayhew Charles, beer retailer
Nunn George, shoe maker
Pearse Arthur, M.D.,F..R.C.S. surgeon, & agent to the Crown Life Insurance Company
Percy John, watch maker
Robinson Edward, flour dealer
Robinson William, miller, maltster & farmer
Symonds John, farmer
Taylor Benjamin, agent to the Norwich Union Fire & Lite Insurance Company
Tillett Stephen, fishmonger
Vincent Saml. Baker, chemist & druggist
West Solomon, farmer
Whitehead John, miller
Whitehead Reuben, farmer

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