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History of Suffolk - Withersfield 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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WITHERSFIELD is a parish, in Risbridge hundred and union, Haverhill county court district, rural deanery of Clare, Sudbury archdeaconry, diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, a mile and a half north-west from Haverhill. The church is named in honour of St. Mary. The living is a rectory, having 41 acres of glebe, and a yearly modus of 590, awarded in 1841, in lieu of tithes, in the gift of G. T. W. H. Duffield, Esq., and held by the Rev. William Mayd, M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford, who is chief landowner and lord of the manor. There is a charity, consisting of a cottage in four tenements, occupied rent free, and a blacksmiths shop, let foe 2 a year, which is applied in repairing the cottage: the donor is unknown. The crops are wheat, barley, oats, beans, pease and roots. The soil is clay. The population in 1861 was 624, and the area is 2,509 acres.
Parish Clerk, Charles Medcalf

Mayd Rev. William, M.A., J.P. [rector]

COMMERCIAL.
Basham William W. farmer
Betts David, wheelwright & blacksmith
Bowyer Elijah, miller
Bradnam Thomas, White Horse inn
Chapman Robert, farmer
Coote William, boot & shoe maker
Cracknell George, farmer
Furbank Eliza (Mrs.), boot & shoe maker
Hills James, farmer
Johnson Benjamin, farmer
Kiddy Stephen, poulterer
Kimmance Edward, flour dealer
Leach James, blacksmith
Moore David, shopkeeper
Moore James, bricklayer
Nunn William, shopkeeper & beer retailer
Olley Catherine (Mrs.), farmer
Rowlingson Edward, shopkeeper
Rowlingson Joseph, flour dealer
Rowlingson Samuel. Duke of Wellington
Rowlingson Stephen, farmer
Shanks Charles, carpenter
Swann Sarah (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Woollard Edward S. farmer


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