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History of Suffolk - Witnesham 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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WITNESHAM is a parish and scattered village, in Carlford hundred and rural deanery, Woodbridge union, Ipswich county court district, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 4 miles north-east from Ipswich station. The church of St. Mary is a small ancient structure. The register dates from 1531. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £645, with residence, in the gift of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. W. Potter, A.M., of that college. The Baptists have a chapel. A National school was erected, chiefly at the expense of the rector, in 1840. Here are sand and clay pits. The principal landowners are John C. Cobbold, Esq., M.P., Mr. Jeremiah Gooding, and Mr. R. H. Hatten. Mrs. Woodham is lady of the manor of Cockfield, and Mrs. M. G. Edgar is lady of the manor of Red Hall. The soil is mixed, and in parts stiff loam. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The population in 1861 was 034, and the area is 1,996 acres.
Parish Clerk, Thomas Saddler.
POST OFFICB.—Mrs. Mary Saddler, receiver. Letters arrive through Ipswich at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Ipswich


Gooding Jeremiah, Hall
Gooding Mr. William
Hatten Mr.Robert Hayward.Berghursh
Potter Rev. William, M.A. Rectory

Amass Alfred, carpenter
Barber Henry, Barley Mow
Barker Thomas A. farmer
Boyd & Co. flax manufacturers
Burrell William, farm bailiff
Catt John, farmer
Cooper John, farmer, maltster & miller
Cullum John, shoe maker
Damant Peter Arthur, farmer
Dowsing Riehd. Wlieelwright & carpenter
Gooding Ebenezer, farmer, Red house
Gooding Jeremiah, farmer, Hall
flatten George, farmer
Juby John, farmer
Kirsey Thomas, bricklayer
Marshall William, miller
Oxborrow John, blacksmith
Pyett William, shopkeeper
Reynolds Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Rush Charles, farmer
Saddler Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Turner Joseph, shopkeeper
Wilson W. saddler



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