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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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MARKET WESTON is a parish, in Blackbourn hundred and rural deanery,
Thetford union and county court district, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese
of Norwich, West Suffolk, 7 miles west from Diss station, 7 north-east from
Ixworth, and 4 ½ west-north-west from Botesdale. The church is named St. Mary's.
The living is a discharged rectory, having a commuted tithe rent-charge of £330,
with residence, awarded in 1840, in the gift of, and held by the Rev. Henry
Thomas Wilkinson, M.A. A pleasure fair is held on the 28th of September, but it
has no market. The population in 1861 was 303, and the area is 1,083 acres.
Parish Clerk, Thomas Good.
POST OFFICE.—Thomas Good, receiver. Letters through East Harling arrive at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Botesdale
School (children), Mrs. Good, mistress
Wilkinson Rev. Henry Thomas, M.A. [rector], Rectory
Blackburn Thomas, Mill inn, & miller
Day Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Flatman John, farmer
Good Thomas, wheelwright .
Gridley Joseph, blacksmith
Grimsey Robert, farmer
Webb Charles, farmer
Woods Walter, millwright