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Thorpe by Ixworth, Suffolk Villages & Towns - History, Genealogy & Trade Directories

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Thorpe-by-Ixworth in 1844, is sometimes called Ixworth-Thorpe, is a small village and parish, 1 1/2 mile N. W. of Ixworth, containing 142 souls, and about 1,000 acres of land, all the property and manor of Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb, Bart,, who is also impropriator of the tithes, and patron of the Church, (All-Saints) which is a donative, valued at only 20, and enjoyed by the Rev. Joseph Haddock, for whom the Rev. E. E. Wells officiates. The manor was held by Ixworth Priory, and was granted at the Dissolution, to Richard and Eliz. Codington. The Town Estate, which comprises a cottage, barn, and 21a. 1r. 37p. of land in this parish and in Troston and Honington, is vested in trust, for the reparation of the church and the relief of the poor. It is intermixed with property of Sir C. M. Lamb, who pays for it a yearly rent of 20. John Wright, in 1674, bequeathed 20 for the relief of poor widows of this parish, and it was laid out, with 10 belonging to the parish, in the purchase of 5a. of land at Hopton, now let for 7 7s. a year. The Farmers are -
Thomas Cooke, Upper Farm;
Peter Day, Red House;
and John Martin Dehcnham, Lower Farm.
The other principal parishioners are
Charles Crosby, beer seller;
and Samuel Crosby, shopkeeper & gamekeeper.


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