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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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WORTHAM is a scattered village and parish, in the hundred and union of Hartismere, Eye county court district. West Suffolk, 3 miles north-west from Mellis station, 94 from London, 24 south-west from Diss, 6 north-west from Eye, and 3 north-east from Botesdale. The church of St. Thomas and St. Mary is a large old building: there was formerly a tower, but only the remains are now to be seen. The living is a rectory, valued at 860 per annum, with 40 acres of glebe land, in the gift of King's College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. Richard Cobbold, M.A., who resides at the Rectory House, a handsome mansion, which he built at his own expense. Here is an ancient house, in which the Betts family resided 300 years. Charles Harrison, Esq., has a neat residence here. There is a Free school, supported by the rector, and the Hartismere Union Workhouse for children. The population in 1861 as 961, and the area is 2,726 acres.
Parish Clerk, Edward Bignell.
Post Office :- George Youngman Browne, revceiver. Letters received from Diss by foot post at 8.30 am; dispatched at 5.30 pm. The nearest money order office & savings bank is at Diss.
Hartismere Union for Children, Charles Tye, governor & schoolmaster; Mrs Jane Tye, school mistress
National School, William Henry Turner, master; Mrs Martha Turner, mistress
Carrier to Botesdale, Diss & Norwich Browns cart passes through, Monday & Thursday

Cobbold Rev. Richard, M.A. Rectory
Harrison Charles, esq. Ellismere house

Adams Henry, farmer
Alger Robert, farmer
Allen Robert, Queen's Head
Balls Thomas, farmer
Bartrum George, Dolphin
Bartrum Samuel, farmer
Berkley Thomas, farmer
Browne Charles Y. grocer & draper
Brown John, farmer
Bruce James, Magpie
Calver Edward, shoe maker
Drake Ephraim, farmer
Driver James, tailor
Edwards James, farmer
Fake Isaac, carpenter
Fake John, wheelwright & farmer
Fake Noah, carpenter
Flatman James, farmer
Goddard Daniel, bricklayer
Hart Thomas, farmer
Hill Sarah (Mrs), Dick
Keeley Robert, farmer
Kirby Robert, farmer
Lingley George, blacksmith
Osborn John, farmer
Pearce Robert, farmer
Potter Lewis, shoe maker
Potter William, farmer
Pretty John, blacksmith
Rash John jun, miller
Rash John sen, farmer
Read William, farmer
Roper Robert, farmer
Sharman William, shoe maker
Snelling John, landowner & farmer
Taylor John, farmer
Thurlow Thomas, shopkeeper
Woods Samuel, beer retailer
Youngman Benjamin, tailor

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