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1864 Post Office Trade Directory

LEIGHTON BUZZARD, with LITTLE BILLINGTON, CLIPSTONE, and EGGINGTON.

LEIGHTON BUZZARD is a parish, 40 1/2 miles from London by railway, 20 from Bedford, 6 from Woburn, 14 from Ampthill, 8 from Dunstable, 10 from Aylesbury, and 15 from Hemel Hempstead, in the hundred of Manshead, rural deanery of Dunstable, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely; it contains the chapelries of Billington, Eggington, Heath and Reach, and Stanbridge, and the market town and township of Leighton Buzzard. The adjunct to the name is generally thought to be a corruption of Beau-desert though some have derived it from Bozard, otherwise Basart, the name of an ancient family, one of whom was knight of the shire in the reign of Edward III. Some have conjectured that this is the place called Lyoean Burgh, mentioned in the Saxon Chronicles as having been taken in 571 by Cuthwulf, brother of the King of Wessex. This town (so much increased in importance since the opening of the London and North Western Railway, of which it is a principal station) stands near the north-western border of the county, and on the eastern bank of the river Ouse, or Ousel; it consists of one wide street, branching off north and south at the market place. The female inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufacture of straw plait. The Grand Junction Canal runs between the railway and the town. The canal and railway give to the inhabitants a ready communication both with the metropolis and the northern counties, and a branch railway has been formed to Dunstable, a distance of 7 miles. The market-house was rebuilt in 1852. The market is held on Tuesday for the sale of corn, cattle, provisions, and other merchandise. In market place is an extremely ancient Gothic cross, erected in the year 1330; near the top are five niches, containing statues of a bishop, St. John, the Virgin and Child, and others; the height is about 40 feet. In 1852, it being much dilapidated, it was restored at a cost of £350. The Corn Exchange, erected in 1862, is a very handsome stone structure, situated in a commanding position in the Corn Market, with a good frontage. The Exchange Hall is spacious, and decorated with Ionic pilasters, corniced and recessed arched windows at the side; the ceiling is formed into sunk coffers by enriched stiles, supported by coved ribs; the most essential points, light, sound, ventilation, &c., for night, as well as day, have been well tested and found good. The hall is capable of seating 800 to 1,000 persons. The design throughout is chaste and original, the front being designed in the modern Italian style of architecture, and deeply moulded and carved pilasters at the quoins, the whole surmounted by an open balustrade with piers and carved urns. In the centre is an open tower projecting over the pavement, the lower story of which is arched, and the upper one has carved caryatides, supporting a deep frieze and bold modillion cornice, over which a beautifully proportioned octangular turret rises to the height of about 85 feet, the whole forming a most imposing facade, and an interesting ornament to the town. The basement story consists of cellars fro storing wine, &c. Through a wide entrance corridor, with various offices on each side for merchants, and rising by a broad flight of stone steps, the level of the assembly room is attained, which is entered from a spacious landing; this room is capable of seating 300 to 350 persons. Attached to the assembly room are retiring rooms, which, with it, occupy all the space over the entrance and offices. The architects were Messrs. Bellamy and Hardy, of Lincoln; the cost of site and buildings was about £7,500, and the works were executed by Messrs. Osborn Brothers, builders, Leicester. This is a polling place for the county, and the centre of a union under the poor law, consisting of 16 parishes, viz.: Billington, Cheddington (Bucks), Eaton Bray, Eddlesborough (Bucks), Eggington, Grove (Bucks), Heath and Reach, Ivinghoe (Bucks), Leighton Buzzard, Linslade (Bucks), Mentmore (Bucks), Slapton (Bucks), Soulbury (Bucks), Stanbridge, Stoke Hammond (Bucks), and Wing (Bucks). The fairs are generally large (for horses and cattle), and are held on February 5, second Tuesday in April, Whit-Tuesday, July 26, October 24, and the second Tuesday before Christmas-day. The wool fair (established fifteen years) is held on the first Friday in July, and is one of the largest and best in the country. The manor belongs to Col. H. Hanmer, K.H., who holds courts leet and baron in Whitsun week and the last Thursday and Friday in October. The church of All Saints, which was formerly collegiate, is a spacious cruciform structure; the prevailing style of architecture is Early English, and a massive tower, with an ornamental spire 193 feet high, springs from the intersection: in the interior are some ancient monuments. A new church is in contemplation of being built, at the north end of the town; the public subscriptions amount at the present time (1864) to £1,800. The living is a vicarage, int the patronage of the prebendary of Leighton Buzzard, in Lincoln Cathedral; but the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have bought the prebend's interest therein, valued at £193; the Rev. Thomas Wallis Richards, M.A., of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, is the incumbent, and the Rev. William Grayson, B.A., of St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, is the curate. The Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Society of Friends have places of worship here. A Temperance Hall has been erected by two private individuals. Here is an almshouse, founded in 1630 by Edward Wilkes, and further endowed in 1692 by Matthew Wilkes, governed by eight trustees; the income is expended in placing out apprentices four boys and four girls every six years, and maintaining eight poor widows, who each receive 6s. weekly, besides fuel and clothing. There are several other charities, the funds of which are distributed in bread to the poor several times in the year. The population in 1861 was 4,882; the area, including its hamlets, is 4,083 acres. The county court is held every month: the district includes the following parishes and their hamlets:- Aspley Guise, Woburn Sands, Battlesden, Cheddington, Eaton Bray, Eddlisbro', Grove, Hockliffe, Hulcote, Horton, Husborne Crawley, Ivinghoe, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Mentmore, Milton Bryant, Potsgrove, Slapton, Salford, Soulbury, Stoke Hammond, Tilsworth, Toddington, Woburn, and Wing.

LITTLE BILLINGTON is a hamlet of Leighton Buzzard, situated 2 miles south from the town, and 7 from Dunstable. The villagers are employed in the straw plait business.

CLIPSTONE is a small hamlet, 2 miles from Leighton Buzzard, one mile and a half from Hockliffe, and 4 1/2 miles from Dunstable.

EGGINGTON is a hamlet in the parish of Leighton Buzzard, from which place it is 2 1/2 miles, and 5 1/2 from Dunstable. The church is in the Elizabethan style of architecture, and has a low square tower containing 2 bells. The incumbent is the Rev. John Hurnall, M.A. The acreage is 1,320; the rateable value is £96; the population in 1861 was 439.

Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK. - Mrs. Annie Flint, postmistress. Letters arrive from London & all parts at 7 a.m. & 10.45 a.m. & London, Liverpool & the North at 5.50 p.m. The dispatch is as follows:- London, the North, Luton & Dunstable at 8.50 a.m.; London, Eastern Counties & South-west of England 11.30 a.m. & 3.30 p.m.; Ireland, Scotland & the North at 8.30 p.m.; London, the South & Bletchley at 10 p.m. & local parts at 5.30 a.m.

INSURANCE AGENTS:-
Alliance Fire & Life, Messrs. P. & E. Hart, High street
Atlas, George Nash, North street
British Empire Mutual Fire & Life, William Richard Simmons
Casualty Fire & Life, William Richardson, High street
Church of England, J. Partridge, Lake street
County Fire & Provident Life, John Sharman, High st
Eagle, Rev. E. Adey, Lake street
General Life & Fire, C. Jaques, Vandyke road
Globe, Frederick Emery, High street
Liverpool & London Fire & Life, Joseph Herrington, Lake street
Manchester Fire, Henry Dodwell, Mill road; William Richardson, North Street
Mutual Life, Jospeh Herrington, Lake street
Norwich Union, Newton & Whyley, High street
Pelican Life, Joseph Glaisyer, High street
Phoenix Fire, Frederick Gotto, High street; Joseph Glaisyer High street
Railway Passengers', Rev. E. Adey, Lake street
Royal Exchange, Frederick Willis, Hockliffe road
Royal Farmers', Flint & Whichello, High street
Royal Fire & Life, Charles Brown Sell, Lake street
Royal Naval & Military Fire & Life, A. P. Muddiman, High street
Sovereign Life, William Milton, High street
Standard Life, Thomas F. Barrow
Star Life, William Warwick, High street; William Richardson, North street
Sun Fire & Life, Henry Pettit, High street
Union, Thomas Marriott, Mill road
Victoria & Legal & Commercial, John Ellis, High street
West of England Fire & Life, James Young, High street
Western Life, James Young, High street
Whittington, George Potter

PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENTS:-
Corn Exchange, Lake street
Stamp Office, Alexander Phillips Muddiman, High street
Literary & Scientific Institute & Reading Rooms, Town hall
Temperance Hall, Lake street
Gas Works, William Mellor, manager, Lake street
Excise Office, Swan hotel, High street; John Clarkson, officer
Railway Station, Thomas B. Dickson, superintendent
Union Workhouse, James Worsley, governor; Elisha Harry Liniker, surgeon; Mrs. Sarah Worsley, matron; Charles Eliott, schoolmaster; Ann Eliott, school mistress; James Mead, relieving officer
Police Station, - Clough, superintendent

PUBLIC OFFICERS:-
Clerk to the Board of Guardians, John Newton, High street
Clerk to the Magistrates of the Cottesloe Division, James Newton, High street
Collector of Assessed & Property Tax, George Young, Lake street
Collector of Poor & Highway Rates, John Garside, Hockliffe street
High Bailiff, Frederick William Baker (Buckingham)
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Richard Doggett, Lake street
Registrar of County Court, J. P. Kipling, Church square
Parish Clerk, John Drage, High street
Secretary to Reading Rooms, John Henry Willmore, Lake street
Secretary to the Aylesbury & Hockliffe Trust, Frederick Gotto, High street
Town Crier, Charles Stairs, North street

PLACES OF WORSHIP:-
All Saints' Church, Rev. Thomas Wallis Richards, M.A. vicar; Rev. William Grayson, B.A. curate
Bethel Chapel, Chelsea New town
Quakers' Meeting House, North street
Wesleyan Chapel, Hockliffe street, ministers various
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Mill road, ministers various
Baptist Chapel, Lake street, ministers various
Baptist Chapel, Rev. William Paine, minister

PUBLIC SCHOOLS:-
Pulford Endowed, Church square, John Thomas Bateman, master; Miss Mary Cotching, mistress
Infant, Friday street, Miss Jane Eliza Read, mistress
British (founded 1813), North sq. Geo. Edwd. Lewis, master

CONVEYANCE. - An omnibus and flys leave the Swan hotel to meet every train, for all parts of the town

CARRIERS TO:-
LONDON - William Claridge, Lake street, tuesday & friday, returning wednesday & saturday
LUTON - Alfred Deacon, from 'Roebuck,' tuesday, thursday & saturday
TODDINGTON - Emanuel Fletcher, two or three times a week
Pickford & Co. to all parts of the kingdom daily, & to London, Birmingham, Manchester & Leeds; Jesse Stropp, agent

Leighton Buzzard.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.
Adey Rev. Edward [Baptist], Lake st
Barrow Mr. Thomas Flockton, Hockliffe road
Bassett Francis, esq. High street
Bassett John Dollin, esq. The Cedars
Bensusan Mr. Abraham Livy
Bodger Wm. James, esq. North street
Bowman Rev. Samuel [Wesleyan], Hockliffe street
Claridge Charles, esq. Church square
Claridge Mrs. Lake street
Cotching Mr. Robert, High street
Dikins Miss, Heath mount
Grayson Rev. Wm. B.A. [curate], High st
Harris Theodore, esq. Church bank
Kent Mr. High street
King Mrs
Kipling John Philip, esq. Church square
Lawford Edward, esq. Lake street
Liniker Elisha Harry, esq. Lake street
Moffatt Mrs. Church square
Newton John, esq. Church square
Pettit Henry, esq. High street
Pettit James, esq. North street
Pettit William, esq.
Price John, esq.
Proctor Joseph, esq.
Proctor Percy, esq.
Proctor Richard, esq.
Richards Rev. Thos. Wallis, M.A. Vicarage
Ridgway Charles, esq. Church square
Ridgway Henry Wm. esq. The Villa
Ridgway Mrs. High street
Samuel Rev. Peter [Wesleyan], Hockliffe street
Shaw Joseph, esq. Heath road
Shrimpton Mr. James, Heath road
Simmons Mr. George, Lambsey
Swinstead Mrs. Heath road
Wagstaff Phillip, esq. Church square
Warner Misses, High street
Watkins George, esq. Lake street
Weight Mrs. Church square
White John, esq. North street
Willis Frederick, esq. Hockliffe road
Willis Misses
Willmore Mr. John
Woodman Mrs Jane, Lake street
Woodman Mrs. Mary, High street

COMMERCIAL
Adams Charles, pork butcher, North street
Adey John, butcher, Lake street
Adey Mary (Mrs.), girls' boarding school, Lake street
Adkins James, shopkeeper, Lake street
Agutter William, furniture broker, North street
Andrews & Groom, cabinet makers, High street
Aveline George & Son, upholsterers, Lake street & High street
Aveline George, jun. appraiser, High street
Baker Thomas, harness maker, Hockliffe street
Bardell Thomas, fishmonger, North street
Barker Thomas, Coach & Horses, Lake street
Bassett, Son & Harris, bankers, High street; draw on Barclay, Bevan & Co. London
Bates Charles, beer retailer, Hockliffe road
Bates James, saddler, Lake street
Baumbrough William, grocer & italian warehouse, High st
Bedfordshire & Leighton Buzzard Bank (Bassett, Son & Harris), High st; draw on Barclay, Bevan & Co. London
Birdsey David, cowkeeper, Hockliffe street
Birdsey John, china & glass dealer, Hockliffe street
Bishop Leonard, Eagle, & pipe maker, Billington road
Bishop Sarah (Mrs.), saddler, Lake street
Bodger William James, sugeon, North street
Bransome James, shopkeeper, North street
Brantone William, hardware dealer, North street
Brown George & Son, agricultural implement makers, Victoria iron works, Lake street
Brown George, basket maker, Hockliffe street
Brown George, shopkeeper, Hockliffe street
Brown Thomas, basket maker, Hockliffe street
Brown William, baker & beer retailer, Lambsey
Brown William, toy dealer & basket maker, North street
Bull William, beer retailer, Heath road
Burrin John, grocer, High street
Bushell Mary (Mrs.), Swan family & commercial hotel & posting house, High street
Chamberlain George, boot & shoe maker, Lambsey
Channer Esther (Mrs.), Black Horse, North street
Chapman George, dyer, High street
Chubb John, boot & shoe maker, Heath road
Church Benjamin, Greyhound, North street
Clare William, saddler, Lake street
Claridge George, miller & corn dealer, High street
Claridge William, butcher, North street
Claridge William, farmer & carrier, Lake street
Claridge William, Unicorn commercial inn, Lake street
Clarke Jeremy, malster, North street
Clarkson John, inland revenue officer, Canal street
Clough -, superintendent of police
Cook James, cabinet maker, Friday street
Cooper Samuel, shoeing smith, Lake street
Cooper William Stevens & Hy. coal & seed merchts. Canal st
Cope Wm. Theophilus, clothes cleaner & reviver, Friday st
Cosby John, beer retailer, Mill road
Cotching Ann (Mrs.), maltster, High street
Darley Wesley, grocer, Hockliffe road
Dawson Charlotte (Mrs.), milliner & dress maker, North st
Dawson Edward, builder, North street
Deacon John, marine store dealer, North street
Deacon Thomas, coach builder, High street
Deeley Alfred, shopkeeper, Hockliffe road
Deeley George, baker, Lambsey
Deeney James, shopkeeper, North street
Deeney William, plumber & glazier, North street
Denchfield George, shopkeeper, Hockliffe road
Deverell Thomas, hatter, High street
Dimmock Thomas, farmer, Billington road
Dodwell Henry, baker & shopkeeper, Mill road
Doggett Richard, registrar of births, deaths & marriages, Lake street
Doggett William, tailor, High street
Drage John, baker & photographer, Hockliffe street
Eames Joseph, tailor & draper, High street
Eames William, Dolphin, Hockliffe road
Ellis John, wholesale & retail linen & woollen draper, hosier, haberdasher & clothier, High street
Emery Frederick, wholesale & retail grocer, & dealer in foreign & british wines &c. High street
Excise Office, Swan hotel
Fensom George, turner, Hockliffe street
Field William, Buffalo, North street
Flemons Benjamin, baker & straw plait dealer, High street
Flemons Ebenezer, steam flour mills, Lambsey
Flemons John, linen draper, North street
Flint & Whichello, autioneers, High street
Flint Joseph, boot & shoe maker, Hockliffe road
Forth Thomas, timber merchant, Hockliffe road
Franklin George, malster, Hockliffe street
Franklin John, boot & shoe maker, North street
Frost Charles William, ironmonger, High street
Gandey Charlotte (Mrs.), Boot, High Street
Garner George, mealman, Hockliffe street
Garside George, builder, Hockliffe road
Garside John, Roebuck, Hockliffe street
Geeves James, greengrocer, North street
Gibbs Ann (Mrs.), milliner, North street
Gibbs George, tailor, North street
Gilbert James, engineer, millwright, brass founder & machine maker, North street
Ginger Elizabeth (Mrs.), Bell, High street
Glaisyer Joseph, grocer, High street
Goodson Robert, grocer, Canal street
Gotto Frederick, auctioneer, surveyor, & land & estate agent, High street
Grace Charles, King's Arms, North street
Grace Edward, Royal Oak, & baker, Friday street
Grace William, baker, North street
Grantham William, boot & shoe maker, Church square
Green William, grocer, High street
Grening William, Cross Keys, High street
Gurney Betsy (Mrs.), Bell, Church square
Hall Edward, shopkeeper, North street
Hammond William, boot & shoe maker, Hockliffe street
Harris Richard & Wm. curriers & leather sellers, North st
Harris Richard, boot & shoe maker, High street
Harris Walter, currier, High street
Hart P. & E. auctioneers & estate agents, High street, & at Ascott & Burcott
Heanley William, veterinary surgeon, High street
Herrington Joseph, chemist, Lake street
Hight Henry, smith, Lambsey
Hooper George, ironmonger, High street
Hopkins James, butcher, High street
Hopkins James, jun. butcher, North street
Hopkins John, butcher, North street
Hopkins Jospeh, Ram, North street
Hopkins Samuel, farmer, North street
Hopkins Samuel, linen draper, hosier, glover, & laceman & funeral furnisher, High street
Hopkins Thomas, butcher, North street
Hopkins Thomas, cattle dealer, Canal street
Horn Henry, boot & shoe maker, North street
Inns Henry, plumber & glazier & shopkeeper, Hockliffe rd
Janes Joseph, cattle dealer, Hockliffe road
Johnson George, tailor, Lake street
Johnson William, tailor, Hockliffe street
Johnson William, watch & clock maker, North street
Kent Thomas, ironmonger, High street
Keys Thomas, tin plate worker, North street
Killbey Robert, veterinary surgeon, Hockliffe road
King George, Falcon, Stanbridge road
King William, coach builder, High st. & at Linslade, Bucks
Kipling John Philip, solicitor, Church square
Knight Joseph, boot & shoe maker, Canal street
Lamb John, watch & clock maker, High street
Lawford Edward, surgeon, Lake street
Leighton Buzzard Observer (Alexander Phillips Muddiman publisher), High street
Liniker Elisha Harry, surgeon, Lake street
Loke John, Ewe & Lamb, & malster, Canal street
London & County Joint Stock Bank (G. E. Martin, manager), High street
Luck James, wheelwright & shopkeeper, Canal street
Makepeace John, wholesale boot & shoe maker & maker of children's shoes, North street
Marriott Thomas, seedsman, Mill road
Matthews Alfred, watch & clock maker, High street
Maultby Richard, baker, North street
Mead James, relieving officer
Meager James, coach & cart wheelwright, Lake street
Meagre William, blacksmith, Lake street
Melton John Thomas, Curriers' Arms, High street
Middleton Samuel, corn dealer, North street
Mills James, shopkeeper, North street
Milton William, hair dresser & music seller, High street
Morgan James, umbrella maker, High street
Morgan Jane (Miss), milliner, High street
Muddiman Alexander Phillips, stationer & printer & publisher of the 'Leighton Buzzard Observer,' High street
Munday Martha (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Canal street
Newton & Whyley, solicitors, High street
Norman Robert, cooper
Odell Mary Ann (Miss), milliner & dress maker, Canal street
Odell Thomas, baker, Lake street
Osborne George, carpenter, Hockliffe road
Page & Dumpleton, pawnbrokers, High street
Page Charles, brick & tile maker, High street
Parkinson James, straw plait dealer, North street
Parson Deborah (Mrs.), confectioner, High street
Parson Joseph, blacksmith, Lambsey
Partridge Jesse, hair dresser, Lake street
Pettit Henry, solicitor, High street
Pettit James, wine & spirit merchant & agent for manures, High street & Corn Exchange
Pettit Thomas Alfred, grocer, High street
Pettit William Fossey, ale & porter brewer, malster & hop factor, High street
Phillips William, greengrocer, Canal street
Pointer Edward, boot & shoe maker, North street
Pool Mary (Mrs.), milliner & dress maker, North street
Poole Thomas, glove maker, Hockliffe street
Porter Edward, saddler, High street
Pratt David, greengrocer, Lambsey
Price Elizabeth (Miss), dress maker, Lambsey
Prior Charles, brick & tile maker, Hockliffe road
Proctor Edward, farmer, Lake street
Purser George, plumber & glazier, Lake street
Purser Richard, plumber & painter, High street
Readman William, chemist & druggist, High street
Reed John, shoe maker, Lake street
Reeve Edward, butcher, High street
Reeve John, boot & shoe maker, Canal street
Reeve Mary Ann (Mrs.), Nag's Head, Mill road
Richardson William, book seller, North street
Richmond Robert, chemist & druggist, High street
Ridgway Charles & Son, wholesale & retail linen & woollen drapers, silk mercers, haberdashers, hosiers & lacemen, Lake street
Ridgway Charles, appraiser of drapery stocks, Lake street
Roadnight Joseph, boot & shoe maker, Lake street
Robinson Samuel, farmer
Rush John, lath render, Lambsey
Saberton William, inland revenue office, Hockliffe road
Samuel Richard, Red Lion, North street
Saunders Thomas, Wheatsheaf, North street
Savings Bank (Thomas Stratford, actuary) (open tuesday from 11 to 1), Canal street
Scott Annie (Miss), straw hat maker, Hockliffe road
Scott Mary (Miss), straw hat & bonnet maker, Hockliffe rd
Scraggs Edwin, greengrocer, North street
Sell & Claridge, malsters, Lake street
Sell Charles Brown, grocer & malster, Lake street
Sharman John, tailor & linen & woollen draper, High street
Sharp George Valentine, gas fitter, North street
Shepherd Joseph, confectioner, North street
Shepherd William, confectioner, Canal street
Simmons Alice (Mrs.), confectioner, High street
Simons Jesse, Sun, Lake street
Skinner George, shopkeeper, Lambsey
Smith Eliza (Mrs.), straw bonnet maker, Lambsey
Smith Joel, leather seller, High street
Smith William, shopkeeper, Lambsey
Spahn Frederick, watch & clock maker, Canal street
Spiers Joseph, watch & clock maker, Lake street
Stairs Charles, general dealer, North square
Stairs Charles, town crier, North street
Steers Thomas, cooper, Hockliffe street
Stevens Samuel, shopkeeper, North street
Stone Henry, linen & woollen draper, milliner, haberdasher & clothier, High street
Stone Joseph, Shoulder of Mutton, Canal street
Stonhill Sarah (Mrs.), dress maker, Hockliffe street
Strapp Jesse, hay dealer, North street
Thorp Henry, ironmonger, High street
Timms Abel, blacksmith, Peacock yard
Tompkins Thomas, butcher, High street
Townley Henry, shopkeeper, Union road
Turnham Ann (Mrs.), milliner, North street
Turnham Robert, butcher, North street
Turvey George, cabinet maker, High street
Tutt Thomas, shopkeeper, Lake street
Uff James, butcher Hockliffe road
Wagstaff Phillip, surgeon, Church square
Walker Richard, corn dealer, High street
Waller John, Bell & Woolpack, Lake street
Warner Thomas, hair dresser, Lake street
Warwick William, boot & shoe make, High street
Waters Thomas, fancy repository, High street
Watkins William, plasterer, Friday street
Webb James, tailor, High street
Webb James, tailor & draper, Lake street
Webster John, gardener, Billington road
Whichello Stephen Henry & Son, wool staplers, Lake street
White John & Co. wine & spirit merchants, agents for dublin stout & burton ale, North street & Corn Exchange
White Charles, Peacock, & furniture broker, Lake street
White George, broker, North street
Williamson Christopher, milliner, High street
Willis Frederick, solicitor, Hockliffe road
Willson James, boot & shoe maker, Lake street
Wood James Joseph, confectioner, High street
Woodman Eliza (Mrs.), milliner, Church square
Woodman Thomas, Crown, North street
Woods Ann (Miss), milliner & dress maker, Lambsey
Woods Joseph, nurseryman, Heath road
Young George, Plume of Feathers, Lake street
Young James, organ, harmonium & pianoforte dealer & tuner, & music seller, High street

Little Billington.

Fields William, farmer
Hull David, farmer
Poots James, shopkeeper
Simmons William, farmer

Clipstone

Adams John, farmer
Pickering William, farmer

Eggington.

Adams Millard, esq.
Batchelar Gains, farmer
Claridge David, farmer
Eames Thomas, farmer
Edwards Henry, carpenter
Inns Sarah (Miss), shopkeeper
Lancaster David, Three Horseshoes, & plait dealer
Kempson James, clerk
Pantling William, Plough
Prior Charles, brick maker
Southam Thomas, plait dealer
Southam William, sen. plait dealer
Stevens David, shopkeeper
Stevens Thomas, farmer
Letters through Leighton Buzzard; pillar box at the church cleared 6.45 p.m.