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Post Office Directory 1854

Post Office Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Huntingdonshire, 1854

SHERINGTON is a small parish and village, on the road from Newport Pagnell to OIney; it it 3 miles from the latter and 9 from the former, 10 from Bedford, and 6 from the Wolverton station on the London and North Western railway. The church, seated on an eminence, is Gothic, with square tower and small spire. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Bishop of Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. Alexander King, M.A., archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Oxford, value 410 per annum. The Mercers' Company of the city of London have property here. A reading society for the working classes is held in the village. Here are chapels for the Independents and Wesleyans. Acres, about 1,760; population, in 1851, 836.

GENTRY.
BeIl John, esq. Manor house
Brooks Mrs. Elizabeth
Bunnet Christopher
Green Miss Ellen, Sherington house
Griggs Mrs. Mary
King Rev. Alex. M.A. [vicar], Vicarage
Knight John, esq
Umney Misses Sarah & Caroline

TRADERS.
Attwood Wllliam, tailor
Bailey John, matting maker
Bass John, farmer
Borton Thomas, jun. farmer
Borton Thomas, sen. farmer
Brown Jane (Mrs.),shopkeeper & post off
Cave Peter, mason &c
Cripps George, beer retailer & brewer
Davison Thomas, baker
Field Frederick John, farmer, maltster & churchwarden
Gregory John, baker & farmer
Groom Joseph, blacksmith & tea dealer
Hewlett Thomas, farmer
Higgs John, grazier
Hill William, shoemaker
James Thomas, schoolmaster
Jefferson Edward, farmer
Joyce James, tea dealer & matting mak
Joyce William, parish clerk
Makeham WilIiam, farmer
Meadows Richard, farmer
Middleton James, Swan inn, & brewer
Oliver Richard, butcher
Rose Abrabam, tailor
Rose Anthony, wheelwright
Simco John, 'White Hart,' & butcher
Simco John, blacksmith
Smeeton Job, farmer
Tandy Richard, grocer & churchwarden
Umney Edwin, shopkeeper
Umney Thomas, matting maker
Underwood John, 'Old Castle,' & brewr
Watts Mary (Mrs.), schoolmistress
Whitworth John, tea dealer

POST OFFICE. - Mrs Jane Brown, receiver. Letters arrive from Newport Pagnell at 6 a.m. & are despatched at 7 p.m

Infant School, Mrs. Mary James, mistress

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

 

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