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History of Suffolk - Offton 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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OFFTON is a parish and village, in Bosmere and Claydon union and hundred, Ipswich county court district, rural deanery of Bosmere, archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 5 miles west from Claydon station, 78 from London, 4 south-west from Needham Market, and 7 north-west from Ipswich. The church of St. Mary is a small building, with square tower. The living is a vicarage, with the rectory of Little Bricett annexed, joint annum value 124, with residence, in the gift of W. H. Sparrow, Esq., and held by the Rev. John Elijah Thompson, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge; it had a yearly modus of 183 10s. awarded in 1839. W. H. Sparrow, Esq., is lay impropriator. Here are the remains of Offton Castle.
LITTLE BRICETT is a hamlet, containing the farm of Tollemache Hull, which belongs to Sir Robert Shafto Adair, Bart. The Hall, now converted into a farmhouse, derived its name from the ancient family of Tollemache, and was formerly the seat of the Kemps ond D'Autreys. James Cuddon, Esq. (lord of the manor), H. W. Sparrow, Esq., R. Kersey, Esq., and Sir Robert Shafto Adair, Bart., are the principal owners of the soil. The population of the entire parish in 1861 was 304; the area is 1,561 acres.
Parish Clerk, Lewis Simpson.
Letters through Needham Market, which is also the nearest money order office
Thompson Rev. John Elijah, M.A.[vicar]
Archer George, wheelwright
Barber George Lee, farmer
Burch Mark, farmer, Mount Pleasant
Chenery Henry, farmer
Church Daniel, farmer
Emsden William, carpenter
Hill James, farmer, Tollemache hall
James Jonathan, farmer
Laws Sarah (Mrs.), draper & grocer
Menns Robert, farmer
Rand Samuel, farmer
Southgate George, blacksmith
Southgate Henry, miller
Raynham John, farmer & landowner
Squirrell Robert Freeman, farmer
Steward Jemima (Mrs.), shoe maker
Tampion Thomas, Greyhound
Vincent Abraham, veterinary surgeon
Wood John, farmer
Wyard John, farmer, Castle

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