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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

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:13:08 GMT