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Kelly's Post Office Directory 1847

Kelly's Post Office Directory of Buckinghamshire 1847

Sherington, a small parish and village, on the road from Newport Pagnell to Olney; from the latter it is 3 miles and the former 2 miles, 10 from Bedford, and 6 from Wolverton station, on the Birmingham and London railway line. The church, seated on an eminence, is gothic, with square tower, and small spire, in the patronage of the Bishop of Lincoln, and incumbency of the Rev. John Charles Williams, M.A., rector, archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Oxford, value 400 per annum. There are several owners of the manor. The Mercer's Company of the city of London, have property here. A small school has been recently erected here by the rector, and a reading society for the working classes is held in the village under his superintendence also. Here are chapels for the Independents and Wesleyans. Acres about 1,700; population, 856.

GENTRY
Rogers Rev.James (curate)
Williams Rev. John Chas M.A. (rector)

TRADERS
Attwood William, tailor
Bourton Thomas, farmer
Bourton Thomas jun. farmer
Brown Mrs. Jane, baker & shopkeeper
Clarke William, grazier
Cripps Geo. beer retailer & shopkeeper
Dimmock William, farmer
Field Frederick, farmer & maltster
Gregory John, Baker
Grigg Samuel, farmer
Groom Joseph, blacksmith
Hill William, shoemaker
Holton Henry, farmer
Hope Mrs. Martha, beer retailer
Jefferson Edward, farmer & fellmonger
Joyce James, shopkeeper
Meadows Richard, farmer
Middleton James, 'Swan'
Rose Abraham, tailor
Rose Anthony, wheelwright
Rose John, carpenter
Rose Matthew, carpenter
Rose Robert, farmer
Sides Thomas, carpenter
Simcoe John, blacksmith
Simcoe John, 'White Hart'
Slater George, shoemaker
Smeeton Job, farmer
Tandy Richard, lace dealer & shopkpr
Umney Thomas, farmer & matting mfr
Underwood John, 'Crown & Castle'
Wainwright Robt. baker & wheelwright
Wesley George, farmer
Whitworth Robert, grazier

POST OFFICE - Mrs. Jane Brown, receiver.
Letters arrive from Newport Pagnell 7 morn. & are despatched 7 even.

PUBLIC OFFICER: High Constable for the Hundred of Newport Pagnell, Registrar of Births & Deaths for the Olney District, Samuel Griggs.

Infant School Mary Potts, mistress

 

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