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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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KEDINGTON is a parish, in Risbridge hundred and union, Haverhill county court district, rural deanery of Clare, archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk (a small portion is in Hinckford hundred, Essex), 5 miles west-north-west from Clare, and 2J east-north-east from Haverhill. The church of St. Peter and St. Paul, a neat structure, contains many ancient and handsome monuments. The living is a rectory, the tithes commuted at £701 18s., in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Win. Henry Syer, B.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge. The workhouse of the Risbridge union is here. The union comprises the following places:—Barnardiston, Clare, Cowlinge, Denardiston (or Denston), Great Bradley, Great Thurlow, Great Wratting, Haverhill, Hundon, Kedington, Little Bradley, Little Thurlow, Little Wratting, Monks Risbridge, Poslingford, Stansfield, Stoke by Clare, Stradishall, Whixoe (or Wixoe), Wickhambrook, and Withersfield. Mr. Henry Purkis is chief landowner. The population in 1861 was 620, and the area is 2,342 acres; the soil is clay and loam, and the crops arc wheat, barley and roots.
BROCKLEY GREEN lies a mile east, and Great Wilseys a mile west.
Letters received through Haverhill, which is also the nearest money order office
Risbridge Union Workhouse, James Hale, master; Mrs. Elizabeth Hale, matron
Superintendent Registrar & Clerk to Board of Guardians, John H. Jardine, solicitor, Stoke
Relieving Officer & Registrar of Births & Deaths for Clare District, R. F. Gallafent
Cornwell Mr. William
Mason Mr. Robert
Rumball Mr. Robert
Snell Mr. William
Syer Rev. William Hy. B.A. [rector]

Ambrose Thomas, carpenter
Bateman John, tailor
Betts Henry, carpenter
Betts John, carpenter
Betts Richard, carpenter
Bowyer Henry, butcher
Bowyer Maria (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Bowyer Robert, butcher
Bowyer Samuel, cattle dealer
Bowyer Thomas M. shopkeeper
Brown k Taylor, millers
Chapman William, farmer
Codling Frederick, White Horse, & blacksmith
Cornwell James, boot maker
Deeks Henry, carpenter
Deeks James, wheelwright
Deeks Joseph, bricklayer
Diver John, wheelwright
Goodchild John, farmer & maltster
Ling Elizabeth (Mrs.), Bell inn
Marsh John, thrashing machine owner
Martin John, farmer
Price Charlotte (Mrs.), beer retailer
Price John, brewer etc
Price Walter, farmer
Price William, Barnardiston Arms
Rumball James, miller
Sergeant Maria (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Smoothy John, miller
Teverson William, farmer
Wright James, shoe maker

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