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HUNSTON in 1844, is a small village nearly 3 miles S. E. of Ixworth, and 8 miles E. N. E. of Bury St. Edmund's, and N. W. of Stowmarket, has in its parish 162 souls, and 1,120 acres of fertile land, of which about 150a. belong to Mr. Spenceley Ellis, and the remainder, with the manor, is the property of John Henry Heigham, Esq., of Hunston Hall, who, for his services as chairman of the Board of Guardians of Stow Union, had several valuable pieces of plate presented to him in 1843. The Hall is a commodious old mansion, with tasteful pleasure grounds. The manor and rectory were appropriated to Ixworth Priory, and were granted in the 30th of Henry VIII., to Rd. Codington and his wife Elizabeth. J. H. Heigham, Esq., is now impropriator of the rectory, and patron of the Church, (St. Michael) which is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1835 at 55, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Henry Ray. In 1723, Mary Page gave 10a. of land, called Denby's, in trust, to employ the rents yearly as follows, viz :- 2 to the minister of Hunston, for catechising the children and youth of the parish; 2 for schooling three poor children; 11s. lOd. towards finding them clothes and books; and 10s. to be distributed among poor parishioners. She also directed that each child, on leaving school, should be presented with a copy of the Whole Duty of Man. At the enclosure, 2a. 31 p. was allotted to this charity land, and the whole is now let for about 10 a year, of which 3 15s. is paid to a schoolmistress for teaching six children. Directory-
John Henry Heigham, Esq., Hunston Hall;
Spenceley Ellis, land owner & farmer;
Robert Avey, gamekeeper;
Robert Clark, shoemaker;
Amy Fuller, cowkeeper;
and Samuel Parker, farmer.

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