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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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LAVENHAM was formerly a market town: it is a polling place for West Suffolk, and is in Babergh hundred, Cosford union, Sudbury county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, situate on the Bury and Sudbury Railway, 10 miles northwest-by-west from Hadleigh, and 7 north-east-by-north from Sudbury station. The church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a very handsome structure: it is constructed of Kasterton stone, intermixed with flint: Its extreme length is 180 feet; its breadth 68 feet: the tower (141 feet high) is very fine, being beautifully proportioned, and contains 8 bells. The register commences 1558. The living is a rectory, value £860, with residence and 140 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Master and Fellows of Caius College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. Joseph Morrison Croker, M.A., of that college; the Rev. Andrew Beck, M.A., of the same college, is curate. George Richard Pye, Eso,., is lord of the manor. The annual value of the charities is £450, together with thirty almshouses, which are given rent free to poor aged persons. In the town are two chapels, Independent and Wesleyan. There are National and British schools, also a Grammar school, free for five scholars, which is supported by certain charities. Here is a manufactory for horsehair seatings, cocoanut fibre, etc. The soil is heavy. The population in 1861 was 1,823, and the area is 2,887 acres.
Parish Clerk, John Smith.
POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.—Miss Mary Ann East, postmistress. Letters arrive from Sudbury by mail cart at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m.

Accidental Death, William Barber
Suffolk Alliance Life & Fire, William Barber
Grammar, Augustus Ambler, master
National, John Edward Harwood, master; Mrs. Jane Harwood, mistress
British, Miss Eliza Reeve Ashcroft, mistress
BURY—Turner, Wednesday & Saturday
IPSWICH—Mann, tuesday & saturday

SUDBURY—Parker, daily

Barkway Frederick Thos. esq. M.R.C.S
Beck Rev. Andrew, M.A. [curate]
Branwhite Mrs. Elizabeth
Branwhite -Mrs. Sarah
Croker Rev. Joseph Morrison, M.A., J.P. [rector & rural dean]
Daking Mrs
Davis Rev. Henry [Independent]
Howard Mrs
Meeking Samuel, esq
Mumford Misses
Muriel Miss
Saffell Mrs
Scott Walter R. esq. Lavenham hall
Walby Mrs
Watkinson Mrs
White William Middelton, M.D


Abbot Susannah (Miss), milliner & dress maker
Abbott Charles, watch maker
Ablitt Alfred, registrar of births, deaths & marriages & relieving officer
Alen John, Tanner, Frog's hall
Alliston Thomas, wood dealer
Ayres William, farmer, Nether hall
Baker Thomas, farmer, maltster & miller
Bantock Benj. Angel, & horse dealer
Bantock Thomas, Crown & Anchor
Barber William, dispensing & family chemist, & newspaper & general commission agent, & agent to the Suffolk Alliance Life & Fire & Accidental Death Assurance Companies
Barkway Frederick Thomas, surgeon, M.R.C.S
Bentote Saml. commission agent (silk)
Bigg Samuel, farmer
Bishop John, tailor
Branwhite Charles, maltster
Bullivant Henry William, saddler
Bulmer William, hair dresser
Cadge Robert, blacksmith
Catling Samuel, grocer & draper
Clarke Matthew, veterinary surgeon
Clemence Charles, painter & glazier
Clements Thomas Henry, farmer, Lodge farm
Cooper Joseph, miller & corn merchant & farmer
Day George, baker
Deacon Mary (Mrs.), White Horse
Deal Elisha & Son, coopers
Donger Robert, contractor
Dupont George, agent for agricultural implements
East Elizabeth (Mrs.), grocer
East Mary Ann (Miss), stationer, & post office
Evered William, butcher
Garrard William, carpenter & joiner
Garrard William, grocer & draper
Gas Works (P. J. Wale, manager)
Good Timothy, Greyhound
Goold Sarah (Miss), dress maker
Green John, butcher
Griss Ann (Mrs.), baker
Griss Tbomas, Blackbirds
Gurling William, pork butcher
Halls Charles, farmer
Hanslope Ann (Mrs.), brewer & beer retailer
Haywood George, tailor & organist
Hitchcock Thomas P. com, seed & wool merchant
Hogger Alfred & James, wheelwrights
Jewers Frederick, boot maker
King Charles, carpenter
Lingley Edgar, blacksmith
Making William Westrop, farmer & rate collector, Priory farm
Mann James, carrier
Miller Charles, Cock, & farmer
Mills Charles, boot & shoe maker
Mills Charles William, boot maker
Mills Isaac, fruiterer
Mills John, bricklayer
Mills Thomas, baker
Moss Frederick, plumber & glazier
Mumford George S. farmer & brick & tile maker
Newman k Harper, solicitors
Parker John, carrier
Partridge Robert, plumber & painter
Pearman Samuel, baker
Peck William & Son, grocers & drapers
Poulton Mary (Miss), toy dealer
Pritchord Edward Henry, tailor
Pye George Richard, solicitor
Hanson Susannah (Miss), straw bonnet maker
Reeve Thomas, excise officer
Roper William Whittingham, horsehair seating, cocoa fibre & hemp manufacturer
Simpson Tom Coleman, ironmonger & gas fitter
Smith John, boot & shoe maker
Smith William Thomas, wool stapler & yarn manufacturer
Snell Frederick, cabinet maker
Snell Joseph, corn dealer
Sparke James, coach builder
Stribling Charles, tailor
Tiffen John, thrashing machine owner
TurnerAbigail (Mrs.), Lion inn, & farmer
Turner Charles, bricklayer
Turner Lambert, baker
Turner Mattham, Swan inn
Turner Thomas, carrier
Turner Thos. grocer & provision dealer
Turner William, wooden shovel maker
Welton William, blacksmith
White William Middelton, M.D. surgeon
Whiting Henry, saddler
Willis John, tailor

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