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Post Office Directory 1864

Post Office Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1864

SHERINGTON (calIed in Domesday Book "Serintone") is a small parish and village, on the road from Newport Pagnell to Olney, 3 miles from the latter, and 2 from the former, 11 from Bedford, and 6 from the Wolverton station on the London and North Western Railway, in the hundred, union, county court district and rural deanery of Newport PagnelI, archdeaconry of Buckingham, and diocese of Oxford. The church of St. Laud the Martyr (whose festival is celebrated on September the 21st, which is also St. Matthew's Day,) is seated on an eminence, and is of Gothic architecture, with square tower and small spire. The living is a rectory, annual value 631, with residence, in the patronage of the Bishop of Oxford, and held by the Rev. Alexander King, M.A., of Oriel College, Oxford; the Rev. John Pickford, M.A.., of Queen's College, Oxford, is curate. 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. The population in 1861 was 839; the acreage is 1,780.

Parish Clerk, Willlam Joyce.

POST OFFICE. - Mrs. Jane Brown, receiver. Letters arrive from Newport Pagnell at 6 a.m.; dispatched at 7.10 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Newport Pagnell

Infant School Maria Feasey, mistress

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

BenneIl Mr. Christopher
Bennell Mr. John
Green Miss, Sherington house
Green Mrs
Holtorn Miss
King Rev. Alexander, M.A.. [rector]
Middleton Mr. James
Parry Mrs
Pickford Rev. John, M.A. [curate]
Powell Charles, esq. Manor house
Smith Mrs
Umney Misses Sarah & Caroline

Attwood William, tailor
Bass John, farmer
Borton Thomas, farmer
Brown Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Cave Peter, mason &c
Davison Thomas, baker
Field Frederick John, farmer, maltster & churchwarden
Gregory John, baker & farmer
Groom Elizabeth (Mrs.), blacksmith & tea dealer
Higgs John, grazier
Hill William, shoe maker
Humphrey Richard, beer retailer
Jackman Emmens, Swan
Jefferson George, farmer
Joyce James, tea dealer & matting mkr
Lane Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Makeham William, farmer
Meadows Richard, farmer
Oliver Richard, butcher
Pettit WiIliam Stephen, farmer
Rose Abraham, tailor
Rose Anthony, wheelwright
Simco John, butcher & grocer
Simco Sarah (Mrs.), blacksmith
Umney Edwin, grazier
Umney Thomas, matting maker
Underwood John, White Hart
Ward Henry, mat maker
White WiIliam, Old Castle
Whitworth John, tea dealer


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