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 Families - Kelly's Directory 1854

Slater Directory, 1850

 

 

The text below was taken from Kelly's Directory of 1854. Some of the surnames were mis-spelt. Check on the 'Families' page for more details of many families listed here.

 

ARBORFIELD is a small village 5 miles south-east of Reading, and 3 south-west of Oakingham, in the hundred of Sonning, situate near the river Loddon. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Oxford, value 388 per annum, in the gift of the Right Hon. Lord Braybrooke. The incumbent is the Rev. Sir John Warren Hayes M.A.; the curate is the Rev. Arthur Sydney Pott B.A. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew is a plain edifice with wooden belfry and steeple, nave and aisle. The interior contains some handsome marble tombs, and the altar window, of stained glass, represents Moses and Aaron. Near the church is Arborfield Hall, formerly the seat of Sir John Conroy, Bart. The mansion is pleasantly situate on the banks of the river Loddon, with park and grounds. There is also a National School for boys. The population in 1851 was 316: and the acreage 1400. Sir Charles Russell Bart. is lord of the manor.

GENTRY

Conroy Sir John bart. Arborfield Hall
Hayes Rev. Sir John Warren bart. M.A. The Rectory
Pott Rev. Arthur Sydney B.A. (curate)
Simonds Charles esq. New Land Lodge
Walters John esq. M.P. Bear Wood Park

TRADERS

Atkins James, farmer, Whites Farm
Barlow Samuel, wheelwright
Bentley Lucy (Mrs.), day school New Land
Bentley William, wheelwright New Land
Chandler Thomas, Swan Arborfield Cross
Cordery Charles, bricklayer
Cox Daniel, beer retailer, shopkeeper and postmaster New Land
Cox Leadbetter, builder
Englefield Henry, farmer
Hannington Jas., farmer White Hall Farm
Lunn George, boot and shoe maker
Mayers William, shoeing and jobbing smith New Land
Maynard John, farmer
Purrett (sic) Henry, master of National School
Simonds Charles and John, farmers (Caleb Edward Jeacock agent)
Stratton Undecimus, farmer New Farm
Targett John, farmer
Tayler Charles, tailor New Land
Towgood Alfred, paper manufacturer Arborfield Mill
Tubb James, butcher New Land
Tubb Thomas, Bull and french polisher
Webb John, Bramshill Hunt
Wells Richard, farmer Cross Lanes

POST OFFICE

Daniel Cox receiver. Letters arrive from Reading at 9am: despatched at half-past 5pm.

Church as above
National Schools as above

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