Kelly’s Directory of 1846

ELMSWELL, an ancient parish and village in the Hundred of Blackbourn, 4 miles north-west from Stowmarket, contained in 1841, 671 inhabitants, and about 2,021 acres of land. The living is a rectory, valued in the King’s Books at £11.7s.1d, and now has a yearly modus of £500, awarded in lieu of tithes in 1843. The Rev. Joseph Thos. Lawton, M.A., is patron and incumbent. The church is dedicated to St John, and has a handsome tower. A Wesleyan chapel was built here in 1818. Here are almshouses for poor widows.

GENTRYGraham, Irelandbutcher & farmer
Bridges, Mary, MrsGentryHowlett, Johnfarmer
Browne, MrsGentryJackson, Isaacfarmer
Cooke, S, MrsGentryLawton, Johnfarmer
Copping, Wm, MrGentryLord, Walterfarmer
Lawton, Joseph Thomas, Revd.GentryLord, Williamfarmer
Rowe, Jno., MrGentryMatthew, Rebecca,
TRADERSMulley, Georgebaker
Baker, George Randallbeer shopMulley, Johnbootmaker
Beeton, JohnfarmerMulley, Johngrocer & draper
Bridges, DenisfarmerMulley, Reubintailor
Bull, JohntailorMulley, Williambricklayer
Catchpole, Thosfarmer & maltsterRobinson, Charlesbutcher
Clarke, DavidbootmakerSayer, Reubintailor
Cornell, WilliamfarmerSmith, WilliamRed Lion
Cuthbert, JohnwheelwrightSparke, (family)
Fakes, JohnfarmerSpencer, Williamblacksmith
Fakes, RobertcutlerWelham, Nunngardener
Fenton, EdwardgardenerWright, Davidfarmer
Fenton, ZachgardenerWright, Reubinfarmer
Fisher, HenryfarmerWright, Robertgrocer, draper, farmer
Goldsmith, WilliamfarmerWright, Williambootmaker & baker

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