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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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Willingham St Mary is a small village and parish, in the hundred
union, and rural deanery of Wangford, Beccles county court district,
archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Nowich, East Suffolk, 3 ½ miles south
from Beccles, on the high road to Ipswich. The church of St Mary has long been
in ruins. The living is a rectory, consolidated with North Cove, joint annual
value £353, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev R Gooch. The
Rev Sir Charles Clrake, Bart, M.A., is lord of the manor; and Frederick Barne,
esq; of Dunwich, is chief landowner. The population in 1861 was 142, and the
area is 1,023 acres.
Letters through Wangford. The nearest money order office is at Beccles.
Insurance Agent – Midland Counties, J Ingle
Gibson Cornelius, farmer and land agent, Willingham hall
Ling Francis, farmer
Mendham David, farmer
Mendham John, farmer
Rendlesham William, blacksmith
West James, Fox, & shopkeeper