Kelly's Directory, 1864

Meldreth is a parish and railway station on the Hitchin and Cambridge line, in the hundred and Armingford union and county court district of Royston, rural  deanery of Shingay, archdeaconry and diocese of Ely, 4 miles north-by-east from Royston, 9 1/2 south-west from Cambridge and 42 from London, on a branch of the river Rhea.  The church of Holy Trinity has a nave, aisles, south porch and embattled tower.  The register dates from the middle of the 16th century.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value £224 with residence in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Ely and held by the Rev. Thomas Fogg, M.A.  The Independents and Wesleyans have each their respective places of worship.  The population in 1861 was 735;  the acreage is 2,309.  Parish Clerk, Benjamin Hale.

Post Office – Benjamin Hale, receiver.  Letters arrive from Royston, via Melbourn at 8 a.m.  The nearest money order office is at Melbourn.

Insurance Agent:  Royston Farmers & General.  James W. Burton, Harston.

Charter, Mr. George
Colby, Rev. James, B.A., (curate)
Fogg, Rev. Thomas, M.A. (vicar)
Forster, Mrs


Baker, Thos, beer retailer & wheelwright [The Queen Adelaide]
Blott, William, farmer
Burr, John, farmer & maltster
Campkin, John, relieving officer & registrar of births, deaths & marriages for Melbourn district
Chamberlain, William, shopkeeper
Clear, Ann Adelaide, (Mrs) farmer
Clear, Elizabeth (Mrs) & Elizabeth & Martha (Misses), farmers
Course, Humphrey, shopkeeper
Driver, Nathan, beer retailer [The British Queen]
East, John, beer retailer [The Sailor’s Return]
Ellis, Charles, farmer
Flitton, William, farmer & miller [Sheene Mill]
Ford, James, station master
Frost, James, farmer
Gilby, Thomas, farmer & mealman
Hale, Benj., wheelwright & blacksmith
Harrip, Aaron, blacksmith
Howard, Benjamin, cattle dealer
Howard, Emma, (Mrs) farmer
Jackson, Thomas, farmer
Jordan, William, shoemaker
Linton, William, farmer
Mortlock, Simeon, farmer & corn dealer
Palmer, George, farmer
Payne, Benjamin, beer retailer [The Dumb Flea]
Prior, Joseph, carpenter
Scruby, Joseph, maltster
Tonson, Henry, Green Man
Unwin, John, farmer
Waller, William, farmer
Wallis, Benjamin, farmer
Wallis, Richard Swan, grocer
Wilson, John, Railway Tavern
Wing, James, baker
Wood & Adcock, tailors
Wood, Thomas, farmer
Woods, Samuel, Bell
Worland, Frederick, shopkeeper
Worland, Thomas, cow leech
Worland, William, cow leech

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