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Eaton Socon, Beds

Robson's Directory 1839

 EATON SOCON is in Barford hundred, in Bedfordshire, on the borders of this county, and is situated on the Ouse, at a distance of 55 miles north west from London, on the road to St. Neots, of which it is a mile and a 1/4 short. The Benefice is a vicarage, net income, £438, in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford; its inhabitants in 1831, were 2490. Its castle was the seat of the distinguished and powerful baronial family of Beauchamp. At no great distance was the priory of Bushmead, of which only the refectory now remains. Under the authority of the Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish is included in the St. Neots Union.

NAME, RESIDENCE, & PROFESSION.

Anderson, James........................................................The Crown

Archer, Mary.......................................................................Baker

Beard, Thos..........................................................................Smith

Beauford, Rev H.W. Incumbent..................................Vicarage

Bedford, Duke of...........................Recor & Lay Impropriator

Boot, T..........................................................................Shoemaker

Bradshaw, M.....................................................Retailer of Beer

Brightman, Thomas..........................................................Butcher

Brown, James..................................................Painter & Glazier

Brown, R.......................................................................George Inn

Burt, Thos.................................................Auctioneer & Builder

Burt, Thos..............................Agent to the Yorkshire Fire &

Life Assurance Co.

Cant, Griffin....................................................Retailer of Beer.

Cooper, G..........................................................Plumber & Glazier

Croft, Wm.....................................................................Shopkeeper

Deighton, G....................................................................Shoemaker

Dennis, H................................................................................Tailor

Dexter, John............................................Old Waggon & Horses

Ekins, T.B. ..........................................................Tailor & Draper

Elliot J.H. ..............................................................(Gents) School

Emery James........................................................................Builder

Emery John..........................................................Grocer & Draper

Flanders, Wm..........................................................................Smith

Flanders, Robert.........................................................Parish Clerk

Flawn, Sarah............................................................................Smith

Flint, J. .....................................................................Beer Retailer

Fosket J. ............................................................Retailer of Beer

Franklin, Thomas............................................................Shopkeeper

Fuller, W. .......................................................Veterinary Surgeon

George, W. ..................................................................Wheelwright

Goodliffe, Samuel.........................................................Hairdresser

Hall, C. .........................................................................Rose & Crown

Hall, F. ......................................................................................Falcon

Hall, W. ..................................................................................Butcher

Hall, M. ..................................................................Grocer & Draper

Hall, W. ................................................................................Maltster

Hewitt, Ann................................................................................Baker

Hibbert, John...........................................................................Grocer

Hobson, John...............................................................Coal Merchant

Hobson, John.........................................................................Maltster

Hobson, John...............................................................................Miller

Holyoak, Wm....................................................................................Sun

Howard, Wm........................................................................Shopkeeper

Jubb, J. ...............................................................................Builder, &c.

Law, Wm. ..................................................................Grocer & Draper

Matthews, James.....................................................Retailer of Beer

National School.............................................Emery, Mary, Mistress

Neel, John............................................................................Shopkeeper

Northern J. Eaton Ford, ..................................................Auctioneer

Paxton, W. ....................................................................................Grocer

Richardson, W...................................................................Basket Maker

Robinson, J. ..............................................................Boot & Shoemaker

Robinson, W. ..................................................Beer Retailer, & Grocer

Sargeant, T. .......................................................................................Bell

Shephard, E.C. .............................................................................Milliner

Spence, S. ........................................................................................Miller

Starrant, Rev. M............................................................................Curate

Stoughton, M..................................................................................Milliner

Taylor, J. ................................................White Horse Commercial Inn

Thompson, John ...............................................Beer Retailer, & Grocer

Topham, J. ..................................................................................Corndealer

Walker, H. ................................................................Cock Posting House

POST OFFICE.

Oakley, Annie..........................................................................Postmistress

Letters arrive from London at 6 in morn. and are despatched at 8 in even.

POSTING HOUSE.

The Cock............................................................................................Walker, H

COACH LIST

Glasgow Mail -------------- calls at George 11 night, arrives from London 1/2 past 2 morn.

Leeds Royal Union ----------------- calls at Cock Inn 10 morn.arrives from London 12 night.

Lincoln Mail--calls at Waggon & Horses at 1/2 past 11 night, arrives from London 2 morn.

York Express -calls at White Horses 1/2 past 3 morn. arrives from london 1/2 past 2 aft.

Ditto High Flyer------------------------calls at Cock Inn 9 morn. arrives from London 4 aft.

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