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History of Suffolk - Saxmundham 1865

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Commercial Traders in 1865

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SAXMUNDHAM is a parish and well built market town and railway station and polling place for East Suffolk, in Plomesgate union and hundred, rural deanery of Orford, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 89 miles north-east from London, and about 7 south-east from Aldborough. Its situation is between two hills, on the east and west sides of the town, well wooded: the principal street runs north and south on the turnpike road leading from London to Yarmouth, and on the banks of a rivulet which runs into the river Aide, rendering it a very pleasant place of residence. The houses are well built, and it has been much improved, and is lighted with gas. The Great Eastern Railway passes through the town, and has u station here. Its principal trade is the market on Wednesdays for grain, which, from its situation in the centre of a fine agricultural country, is well attended. There are two yearly fairs held, one on Whit-Tuesday, and the other on the 23rd September. Adjoining the hotel called the "Bell" is a public room of large dimensions, which the proprietor, William Long, Esq., of Hurts Hall, as lord of the manor, has, with great liberality, appropriated to the purposes of a corn market on Wednesdays, and likewise for any other purposes that may be conducive to the interests of the town. The church of St. John ye Baptist, situated on the rise of a hill on the south-cast side of the town, is a plain building in the Saxon style; its tower contains 5 bells: there are in the church several monuments of the Long family. The register dates from 1558. The living is a rectory, worth about £300 per annum, in the gift of William Long, Esq., and held by the Rev. Lancelot Robert Brown, M.A.; the curate is the Rev. John Imrie, M.A. At the west end of the town there are two chapels, one belonging to the Independents, and the other to the Particular Baptists. There is a Free school for about 120 children, principally supported by the bounty of the Long family. There are several bequests of small amount, given by various donors, for the repairs of the church and the use of the poor. The parish of Saxmundham contains about 1,101 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,222. Parishes within the Framlingham and Saxmundham county court district are: Aldeburgh, Aldringham-cum-Thorpe, Ashfield-cum-Thorpe, Athelington, Badingham, Bedfield, Benhall, Brandeston, Bruisyard, Brundish, Carlton, Cransford, Cretingham, Dennington, Debenham, Earl Soham, Easton, Farnham, Framlingham, Friston, Glemham Magna, Glemham Parva, Hazlewood, Hoo, Horham, Kelsale, Kenton, Kettleburgh, Knodishall, Laxfield, Leiston, Letheringham, Monewden, Monk Soham, Parham, Rendham, Saxmundham, Saxtead, Snape, Southolt, Sternfield, Stratford Saint Andrew, Swefling, Tannington, Wilby, Worlingworth, and Winston. Hurts Hall, the seat of William Long, Esq., is a handsome building, standing in a park of 200 acres, at the south end of the town.
CARLTON and Kelsale are closely adjoining.
Parish Clerk, John Taylor.
POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANE.—Mrs. Elizabeth Styles, postmistress. Letters arrive at 3.30 a.m. & the mail for London leaves at 10.10 p.m. The letter box is open until 9.15 p.m. after which an additional stamp is required until 9.30 p.m. when the mails are closed. The day mail arrives at 1.0 p.m. & is dispatched at 12.20 p.m. The mail cart through Yoxford & Bramfield to Halesworth leaves at 4.45 & that for Leiston & Aldborough at 5.30 a.m. The messenger for Rendham & Baddinghamat at 6 pm; also a messenger for Theberton & one for Snape at 6 a.m. There are two deliveries per day, at 7.30 a.m. & 1.30 p.m
Accidental Death, Thomas Brightly
Atlas, Richard Lee Mayhew
Clerical, Medical & General Life, Edmund Cavell
Crown, Samuel Flick
Globe Fire, Edmund Cavell
Great Britain Mutual Life, George Adamson
Law Union Fire & Life, Robert Barnes
Life Association of Scotland, George Adamson
Liverpool & London & Globe, Edmund Cavell; J. Flatman ; C. Newton
London Assurance, Thomas Brightly
Manchester Fire, John Charles Crarapion
Mutual Life, Edmund Cavell
Nortcich Union, Isaac & James Ashford
Reliance Mutual Life, John Smith
Jloch Life, G. Adamson
Royal Exchange, Henry Waller
Royal Farmers' & General Fire, Life & Hail, George Adamson
Royal Fire & Life, Robert Barnes
Scottish National, G. Rackham
Scottish Provincial, Thomas Brightly
Sovereign Life, J. Dean
Standard, Thomas Newman
Suffolk Alliance Life & Fire, Michael McKean
Sun Fire & Life, Samuel Flick
Stamp Office, George Adamson
Clerks to the Commissioners of Levels of Sudborne, Orford & Iken, Cavell & Son
Clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes for Plomesgate Hundred, William Stopher
Registrar of Births & Deaths, Henry L. Freeman

Rouse Thomas, to Leiston, Aldborough & Ipswich, tuesday & friday, returning the following day
Hogg's cart from Norwich, monday & friday, at 11 a.m. returning at 3 p.m
National School, George Phillimore, master; Miss Sarah Stopher, mistress
Baldwin Rev. John [Baptist]
Bright Jerome Benny, esq
Cavell Edmund, esq
Cooper Mr. George, Church house
Crampin Mr. John Charles
Firth Rev. George [Independent]
Flatt Mrs
Flick Mr. Robert, Laurel cottage
Foulsham Mrs
Freeman Henry L. esq
Goddnrd Mrs
Harper George, esq. Fairfield house
Imrie Rev. John, M.A. [curate]
Keer Mr. George
Ling John, esq
Long William, esq. D.L. Hurts hall
Mckean Mr. Michael
Mayhew Richard Lee, esq
Moore Mrs
Porter Mrs
Rendle Charles Bainbridge, esq
Scarlett Miss
Smith Mr. Samuel
Southwell Henry, esq
Southwell James, esq


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