1847 Post Office Directory

The 1847 Post Office Directory says:


Eversholt, a parish in the Hundred of Manshead, and Union of Woburn, situate about 2 miles from Woburn, on the borders of the park; this is a very respectable parish consisting of several clusters of houses, called ends. The living is a rectory in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford, who is lord of the manor and owner of the soil, which is about 2,117 acres. The church, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a neat structure in the gothic and early English styles, with nave, chancel, ailes, and square tower, which contains 6 bells. About twelve months ago, a new chancel window was put in agreeably to the bequest of the late rector, the Rev. James Reed, B.D. The chancel has lately been restored, in which are monuments to the late rector; the Hon. Frances Henley Ongley, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. Samuel Henly, first Baron Ongley; Mrs. Elizabeth Hyde, sister of the Bishop of St. David’s; and Mrs Sarah Hodgkinson. The font is a good specimen of early English, and in an excellent state of preservation. The Rev. Hen. Matthew, M.A., is the incumbent. Here is a National school for children of both sexes, and an infant school.
Ashwell Edward, esq. Church end
Matthew Rev. Henry, M.A
Pinckney Rev. William, Church end
Scrivenor Rev. Arthur, b.a. [curate],Hills end
Smart William Lynn, esq. Linden house
Stannard John, esq. Froxfield :
Axam John, cowkeeper, Hills end
Bailey William, blacksmith, Whits end
Daniel Daniel, farmer, Potters end
Daniel John, farmer, Whits end
Dexter John,relieving officer, Rads end
Farmer Richd.’Green Man,’ Church end
Gazeley John, shoemaker, Rads end
Goodman John, farmer, Water end
Green John, butcher, Church end
Green William, farmer, Tyrrells end
Hardwick Wm. watchmaker, Rads end
Harris Samuel, shopkeeper, Church end
Inns Roger, farmer, Whits end
Lawrence John, beer retailer, Whits end
Martin John, librarian to the Duke of Bedford, Froxfield
Martindale Abrm. blacksmth. Water end
Pepper Isaac, beer retailer, Hills end
Pepper Wm. beer retailer, Church end
Randall Edward, farmer, Rads end
Rcddall Mrs. Mary & Sons, gun makers, Froxfield
Rock George, farmer, Wakes farm
Rogers James, farmer, Church end
Rush Francis, wheelwright, Whits end
Rush William, lath render, Brook end
Side Thomas, baker, Church end
Smith Joseph, ‘Falcon,’ Rads end
Smith Samuel, currier, Rads end
Sparray Wm. shopkeeper, Church end
Stevens Wm. bootmaker, Whits end
Turney Mrs. Cbarlt. beershop, Bury end
Watkins Richard, farmer, Bury end
Post Office receiving house.—Samuel Harris.   Letters arrive from Woburn at 8 a.m.; dispatched at  ¾ past 5 p.m
Infant, Miss Ellen Fuller, mistress
National, James Chapman, master; Miss Mary Tankersley, mistress


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