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History of Suffolk - Willisham 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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Willisham is a small village and parish, in Bosmere and Claydon hundred and union, Ipswich county court district, and Norwich diocese, East Suffolk, 3 miles west from Claydon station, 7 north-west from Ipswich, and 4 south-by-west from Needham Market. The church of St Mary is a plain structure, in the Norman style. The living is a perpetual curacy, annual value 56, in the patronage of the Rev E B Sparke, and held by the Rev George Alexander Paske, M.A., of Needham Market. The principal landowners are the Rev E B Sparke, Rev augustus Cooper, Charles Schrieber, and William Boby esquires. The chief crops are wheat and beans. The soil is clayey. The Rev E B Sparke is the lord of the manor and impropriator of the tithes, commuted at 142 10s. The charities of the parish amount to 5 2s per annum. The population of the parish in 1861 was 186, and the number of acres is 927, principally arable.
Parish clerk, John Holder
Letters through Needham Market & Stowmarket. The nearest money order office is at Needham Market.

Boby William, esq. Willisham hall
Archer Edmund, beer retailer.& lime burner
Grimwood John, bricklayer
Haggar Seth, rake maker
Hardwick Joseph, farmer & rake maker
Harper John, farmer, Crow hall
Wellham Robert, farmer & bricklayer
Wise Charles, Shoulder of Mutton, & shopkeeper

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