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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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SEMER is a parish and village, in Cosford hundred and union, Hadleigh county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 3 miles north-west from Hadleigh station, 2 from Bildestone, and 8 from Lavenham. The church of All Saints is of Norman structure, and is in good repair. The living is a rectory, value £370, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. James Young Cooke, M.A., J.P., who is also lord of the manor. The annual value of the charities of this parish is 40s. Cosford Union Work House is in this parish: the union comprises the following places:— Aldham, Bildeston, Boxford, Brent Eleigh, Brettenham, Chelsworth, Cockfield, Edwardstone, Elmsett, Groton, Hadleigh (parish), Hadleigh (hamlet), Hitcham, Kersey, Kettlebaston, Lavenham, Layham, Lindsey, Milden, Monks Eleigh, Naughton, Nedging, Polstead, Preston, Semer, Thorpe Morieux, Wattisham, and Whatfleld. The population in 1861 was 429, and the extent of the parish is 1,248 acres.
Parish Clerk, Isaac Payne.
POST OFFICE.—James Vince, receiver. Letters through Ipswich at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 8.10 p.m. Bildestone is tin- nearest money order office
Cosford Union Work House:—The board sits every monday at 11. Rev. Charles Williams Lloyd, chairman; John Nunn, esq. vice-chairman; Rev. Henry Jones, chaplain; Richard Newman, jun. esq. clerk to board; John Lott Ensor, master; Mrs. Jane Patterson, matron; Charles Whiting, schoolmaster; Sarah Martin, schoolmistress; Robert Growse, Charles Mann, Henry Newman, John Thomas Muriel, & Frederick Thomas Barkway, surgeons
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Archer Martha (Mrs.), Semer lodge
Cooke Rev. James Young, M.A., J.P. [rector]

Coe William Mills, farmer, Dairy farm
Juby James, farmer
Martin John, farmer
Richardson William, farmer
Rush John, farmer
Spencer John, blacksmith
Vince James, grocer

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