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History of Suffolk - Harkstead 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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HARKSTEAD is a parish and village, in Samford hundred and union, Ipswich county court district, East Suffolk), 7 miles east from Manningtree station, and 7 south from Ipswich, extending to the estuary of the Stour. The church of St. Mary is a neat structure, with a square tower and 5 bells. The register extends hack to the early part of the seventeenth century. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £470, with 55 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Mr. Ralph Berners, and held by the Rev. Herbert Bree, M.A., of Caius College, Cambridge. Here was formerly a chapel, dedicated to St. Clement. The population in 1861 was 380, and the area is 2,266 acres. John Berners, Esq., Bree Rev. Herbert, M.A. (rector) of Woolverstone Hall, is lord of the manor, which was held by Odo de Campania at the Domesday Survey, and is also chief landowner.
Parish Clerk, Peter Abbott.
POST OFFICE.—Peter Abbott, sub-postmaster. Letters
arrive from Ipswich at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.20 p.m.;
Sunday at 10.30. Ipswich is also the nearest money order office & post office savings bank
CARRIERS TO IPSWICH—Thomas Allen, monday, tuesday, thursday, friday & Saturday; William Holden, daily

Abbott Abraham, farmer
Allen Benjamin, farmer, The New house
Allen Samuel, farmer, The Hull
Allen Thomas, carrier
Granger Benjamin, shopkeeper
Green (Mrs.), farmer
Hart Jacob, farmer
Holden William, carrier & shopkeeper
Howlett Benjamin, Rose
Hunt Samuel, blacksmith & carpenter
Jordan Joseph, wheelwright
Kemball Robert, farmer, Knights farm
Mayhcw Absalom .saddle & harness maker
Mayhew David, blacksmith
Pooley William, bricklayer
Rudland Edward William, farmer
Rudland Thomas Mars ton, farmer, Beaumont hall
Rush Mary(Mrs.), farmer. Parsonage farm
Scott George, brick & tile maker
Wells William, shoe maker
Wrinch Robert, farmer

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