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    History of Suffolk - Botesdale 1865

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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
    INSURANCE AGENTS :—
    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

    COMMERCIAL.
    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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