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History of Suffolk - Southolt 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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SOUTHOLT is a village and parish, in Hoxne union, hundred, and rural deanery, Suffolk archdeaconry, county court district of Eye, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 5 miles south-west from Stradbroke, 8 east from Mollis station, 20 north from Ipswich, 5 north from Debenham, 3 from Rishangles, and 5 south-east from Eye. The church of St. Margaret is a very ancient structure, with bell turret, and capable of accommodating 186 persons. The living is a chapelry, consolidated with the rectory of Worlingworth, joint annual value £933, in the gilt of Lord Henniker, M.P., and held by the Rev. Frederic French, M.A., of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, who resides at Worlingworth; the Rev. Robert Hope, M.A., of Queen's College, Cambridge, is curate. The town lands are in the hands of trustees, and are let for about £80 per annum, which is applied towards the general repairs and expenses of the church, the support of daily schoolmistress, and the residue amongst the poor, according to the trustees' directions. Edgar Chenery, Esq., of Eye, is lord of the manor. The executors of Sir James Flower, Frederick Clarke, Esq., John Barker, Esq., of Southolt Park, and Thomas French, Esq., of Eye, are the principal landed proprietors. The population in 1861 was 193, and the area is 798 acres; the rateable value is £1,083 15s.
Parish Clerk, David George.
Letters through Eye, which is the nearest money order office & post office savings bank. The nearest post office is at Worlingworth
Parochial School, Mrs. Cracknell, mistress
CARRIER TO IPSWICH.óWilliam Mole, friday, returning following day

Barker John, esq. Southolt park
Hope Rev. Robert, M.A. [curate], Paradise house

Barker John, farmer, yeoman & owner, Park farm
Bloomfield Joseph, farmer, The Hall
Hawes Samuel, farmer
Johnson John Barker, farmer, Sycamore & Moat farms
Leggett William, blacksmith
Patrick George, tailor
Read William, farmer
Rose John, Plough, & shopkeeper
Shulver Clara (Mrs.), farmer
Shulver John, farmer
Smith & Brundle, carpenters & wheelwrights

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