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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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BREDFIELD is a parish, in Wilford hundred and rural deanery,
Woodbridge union and county court district, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese
of Norwich, East Suffolk, 2 miles north from Woodbridge. The church of St.
Andrew is a handsome old stone building, with nave, chancel, north porch, and a
lofty embattled flint tower, containing 4 bells. The register dates from 1720.
The living is a vicarage, annual value £250 with residence, and 27 acres of
glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. John Dutton,
M.A. Here is a National school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school is held
in the same building. Here is also a small Independent chapel. M. H. B.
Bramwhite, Esq., of Wareham, Norfolk (who is lord of the manor), and Francis
Seabrooke and John Wood, Esqrs., are the chief landowners. The population in
1801 was 454; and the area is 1,007 acres, most part arable.
Parish Clerk, John Lyon.
POST OFFICE.—George Allen, receiver. Letters arrive from Woodbridge at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Woodbridge
National School, Miss Elizabeth Jasper, mistress
CARRIER TO WOODBRIDGE.—William Back, from Charsfield, tuesday & friday
Dufton Rev. John, M.A. [vicar]
White Joseph, esq. Bredfield house
Allen George, grocer, & post office
Ashford Thomas, farmer
Cater William, farmer
Clarke William, carpenter
Codd William, farmer
Cone Samuel, collar maker & shopkeeper
Day Thomas, wheelwright
Digings Charles, tailor
Edwards Graham, farmer
Garrod Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Gibbs Charles, farmer
God bold William, shoe maker
Grimwood Thomas, farmer
Lyon William, cowkeeper
Oxborrow Edward, jun. miller
Oxborrow Edward, sen. farmer
Pemuerton John & William, carpenters & wheelwrights
Randall Samuel, farmer
Robson Jonathan, blacksmith
Seammen William, farmer
Smith William, farmer
Snell Robert, hurdle maker
Tye Edmund, cattle dealer & salesman
Welton Nathaniel, farmer & dealer in horses
Woolnough John, Castle
Wright William, shoe maker