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Belstead, Samford Hundred, Suffolk

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Whites 1855 Directory of Suffolk.
Belstead, a small village four miles SW of Ipswich, has in its parish 308 souls and 1020 acres of land. Lady Harland is lady of the manor and owner of a great part of the soil; and the rest belongs to Robert Burrell esq, and a few smaller owners.
The Goldinghams sold the manor, in 1560, to Mr Blosse, a rich clothier of Ipswich; and the heiress of his family sold it, in the early part of last century, to the Harlands. The Church (St Mary) is a neat structure, with one side aisle, and a tower on the south side. It contains a handsome monument in memory of the Blosse family.
The rectory, valued in KB at $7 6s, and now at �370, is in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev E I Lockwood, MA, who has a handsome new rectory house, and 56 A 1R 36P of glebe.
In 1794, Charles Bedingfield of this parish, left �80 for the poor, and it was laid out in 1754, with �15 given by Mary King, in the purchase of a double cottage and four and a half acres of land, now let for �20 per annum, which is distributed among the poor at Christmas. In 1765, Mary King left the residue of her personal estate to the successive rectors of Belstead, for the relief of poor parishioners. The sum of �200 was derived from this bequest, but �50 was lost by the insolvency of a bank at Ipswich; and the remaining �150 is vested at three and three quarters per cent interest.

Clark Robert, farmer
Garnham Robert, blacksmith
Harris John Paine, farmer
Harwood Thomas, famer, Hall
Josselyn John, shoemaker
Josselyn Thomas, wheelwright
Lockwood Rev Edward Isaac, MA, Rectory
Mayhew Samuel, corn miller
Pinner John, shopkeeper
Sheppard Eliz, farmer, Hill House
Umpleby Mrs Maria Eliz I, schhlrs.
Warden Jph, hurdle and broom maker, vict Bucks Horns
Warden Edgar, hurdle maker etc
Warden John, carpenter
Warden George, woodman

Belstead in Kellys 1879 Directory.
Belstead is a village and parish, 2 miles north from Bentley station, 66 from London and 4 south west from Ipswich, in the Eastern division of the county, Samford Hundred.
The church of St Mary has a chancel, nave, south aisle and square tower; and also a small Congregational chapel. Registers date from 1539.
Parish Clerk, Clement Hazelton.
School, Miss Adeline Charlotte Mallett, mistress
Gorton Rev Fredk Robert BA, Rectory

Bagshaw John, sheep dealer
Clarke Robert, wood dealer
Clarry Henry, farmer
Fenning William, market gardener
Harwood Thos, farmer, Belstead hall
Hazelton Joseph, wood dealer
Josselyn John, shoe maker
Josselyn Thomas, wheelwright
Pryke Thomas, miller
Steward john Arthur, blacksmith
Steward Hannah (Mrs), market gardener
Umphelby Maria (Mrs), ladies school

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