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COOKLEY ia a parish and small village, in Blything hundred and union, rural deanery of Dunwich, archdeaconry of Suffolk, Norwich diocese, East Suffolk, 2 miles west-bysouth-west from Halesworth (its post town, county court district, and nearest railway station). The church of St. Michael is a small structure, and comprises tower, nave, and chancel of good proportions, and there is a good roof of oak, with a few oak seats. The parish register dates from the year 1539. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Huntingfield, joint annual value 1,054, with residence, in the gift of Lord Huntingfield, and held by the Rev. William Holland, M.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford; the curate ia the Rev. Philip Sherlock Gooch, B.A., of Merton College, Oxford. There is in a retired part of the parish a considerable block of stone, possibly Druidical, but of which there is no record, more than it gives the name of The Rock Farm to the farm on which it stands. Lord Huntingfield owns the chief manor and the greater part of the soil; Miss Sberriff and J. Crabtree, Esq., are also owners. There is also a small sub-manor of Cook ley Grange. Thomas Neale, Esq., of Bramfleld, left, in 1701, a yearly rentcharge of 3, to be given towards the teaching of six poor children, and also 16s. for Bibles, which sums were left in discharge of a certain legacy of 60 given to Cookley by Mr. William Wild, late citizen and skinner of London, Mr, Neale's kinsman, to be disposed of as Mr. Neale should direct and order. The annual value of charities, parish land and two cottages is 18, applied to the repairs of the church. The emulation in 1861 was 252; area 1,704 acres; gross value 2,759 15s., and rateable value 2,390 15s.
Parish Clerk, William Jones.
Letters through Halesworth, which is also the nearest money order office
School, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, mistress
GoochRev.PhilipSlierlock,B.A [curate]
Bale Simon, farmer
Cracknell J ohn, farmer
Everett Jeremiah, farmer
Garrould James, farmer
Haward Catherine (Mrs.), farmer
Lincoln Christopher, farmer
Lincoln Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Mayhew Edward, farm bailiff to Mr. J. Sadd
Morris Robert, farmer
Naunton William, farmer
Robinson George, blacksmith
Rockhill Isaac, farmer
Scace Barnabas, farmer

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