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1864 Post Office Trade Directory - LINSLADE

LINSLADE is a parish adjoining Leighton Buzzard, bounded on the east by the river Ousel, which separates the counties of Bedford and Buckingham; it is in the hundred of Cottesloe, union and county court district of Leighton Buzzard, rural deanery of Mursley, archdeaconry of Buckingham, and diocese of Oxford. The new church of St. Barnabus was erected in 1849, with the National scholl adjoining, at a cost of £3,000. The living is a perpetual curacy, of the yearly value of £120, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford, and held by the Rev. Henry Atkinson Gibson, M.A., of Whadham College, Oxford, and surrogate for the archdeaconry of Buckingham. The old church of St. Mary, the tower of which contains a very sweet peal of bells, is now only used for burials and occasionally for divine worship in summer, and forms, with the manor house and two cottages, the present old village of Linslade. The new village, now rapidly assuming the proportions of a town, is built contiguous to the new Leighton railway station, on the London and North Western Railway, and adjoining the town of Leighton Buzzard. The Grand Junction Canal passes through here, occupying 30 acres of this parish. The petty sessions for the Ivinghoe division of Cottesloe hundred are held here. A fife and drum band has been recently established in this parish, under the leadership of Mr. E. Pullen. There are two small charities, left under the wills of Mrs. Peacock and Sir A. Corbett, Bart., which are annually distributed amongst the poor. The population in 1861 was 1,511; the acreage is 1,850. William Pulsford Esq., is lord of the manor.

SOUTHCOTT is a small hamlet included in the parish of Linslade, one mile west from Leighton Buzzard.

Parish Clerk, George Chamberlain.

INSURANCE AGENT - Globe, George Richardson

National School, Edward Pullen, master; Mrs E. Pullen, mistress


Adams Miss
Ball Mr. Ebenezer
Fyffe Mr. Henry Mintor
Gibson Rev. Henry Atkinson, M.A.
Ginger Mr. Thomas
Hobbs John, esq.
Horwood Mrs
Kyghtley Mrs
Lawford Mrs
Lawford Misses
Merry Mrs
Shrimpton Mr. John
Theobald Mr. Thomas
Tofield Mr. Obediah
Westley Mr. Thomas
Whichello Stephen Henry, esq.
Willis Mr. Valentine

Abbott John, coal dlr. & machine owner
Baker Etty Ann (Miss), fancy repository
Ball Thomas, Railway hotel
Ball WIlliam, Bedford Arms
Birdseye Thomas, cattle salesman
Blundell Joseph, shopkeeper
Bonham George, beer retailer
Clark William, coal merchant
Cooper Wm. S. & Henry, wharfingers
Crawley Henry, grocer
Deacon Thomas, coach builder
Dell William, White Horse
Dixon Thomas Bell, station master
Eames William, tailor
Falkner William, hair dresser
Faulkner William, Ship
Fergus Robert, farm bailiff to William Pulsford, esq.
Fyffe Misses, ladies boarding school, Clifton house
Fyffe John Mason, boarding school for young gentlemen
Grace Henry, shoeing smith
Greenway John, stone & marble & statuary mason
Hadley & Mead, railway contractors
Hadley James, railway contractor (firm of Hadley & Mead)
Hands Daniel, Buckingham Arms
Hensman & Son, engineers & agricultural implement makers, & at Woburn
Hopkins Benjamin, gardener
Jordan John Lewis, coal merchant
King William, coach builder
Laker William Abbott, accountant
Lamb Wm. New Easton inn, & builder
Mabbutt Ann (Mrs.), milliner
Mabbutt Edward, house decorator
Mabbutt Thos. painter, plumber & glazier
MacConochie John, travelling draper
Maull Robert, builder
Mead Matthew Walters, railway contractor (firm of Hadley & Mead)
Owen Thomas, boot maker
Peabody Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Perry Joseph, grocer
Price Thomas, tax collector
Richardson George, baker
Ross Daniel, civil engineer
Seabright George, photographer
Sear Thomas, bricklayer
Secret Edward, Swan
Sheerman James, Elephant & Castle hotel & posting house
Shepherd Henry, confectioner
Shepherd William, inspector of police
Smith John, tailor
Spires John, beer retailer
Stratford Thomas, accountant
Street Edward, carpenter
Tavener Samuel, grocer & importer of tuscan plait
Tavener Sarah (Mrs.), & Son, grocers
Thick William, horse breaker
Turney Richard, coal merchant
Watts William, toy dealer
Whichello Stephen Henry & Son, wharfingers & wool merchants
Woodman Willliam, baker
Letters through Leighton Buzzard, which is the nearest money order office.


Somerset Lady Granville, Southcott ho.

Benmnett William, farm bailiff
Cotchin Nancy (Mrs.), farmer
Eggleton Robert, beer retailer
Purrett Thomas, farmer
Smith George, farmer
Tompkins James, farmer
Letters through Leighton Buzzard, which is the nearest money order office