Bosbury in
Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Herefordshire, 1856



BOSBURY is a parish, township, and village, in Radlow Hundred, Ledbury Union, near Ledbury, and about 145 miles from London. There is a church. The living is a rectory; the incumbent is the Rev. John Hanmer Underwood, M.A. There is a National school for boys and girls. The population, in 1851, was 1,133, and the area 4,769 acres. For parish purposes the township is divided into Bosbury, Upleadon, and Catley parochial divisions.

Bosbury House is the residence of Edward Higgins, Esq., J.P. This is a cider district.
BENTLEYS, Slatch, The Grange, New House, Dowding’s Brook, Merrings, Sugar Croft, Riddings, Lower Mill, Paddles, Swinemoor, Gold Hill, Noverings, Old Court, Upper and Lower Catleys, Upper Mill, Coal Green, Upper Loddon, Note House, Temple Court, Dog Farm, Towning Holme, Woodlow, Old Country, Nash End, and Broad Oak, are places here.

Higgins Edward,esq. J.P. Bosbury house
Underwood Rev. John Hanmer, M.A. Rectory

Acton A. (Mrs.), farmer, Grange
Berry Edward, farmer, New house
Bishop William, grocer
Bliss William Henry, master of National school
Bosley Thomas, farmer, Bentleys
Burrows Alfred Job, farmer, Grange
Calder Joseph, farmer, Slatch
Carwardine Joseph, farmer, Dowding’s brook
Chadd James, shoemaker
Chadd Joseph, parish clerk
Collingwood (Miss), mistress of girls’ National school
Cook William, farmer, Merrings
Crouch Thomas, farmer, Lower mill
Drinkwater Thomas, farmer, Sugar croft
Furlong Elisha, butcher
Gardiner Joseph, farmer, Paddles
Gardiner Thomas, butcher
Godfrey Richard, bailiff, Riddings
Harding Hannah (Mrs), cider retailer
Hickman Richard, farmer, the Farm
Hyatt Matthew E., miller, Stapelow cot
Inett Thomas, farmer, Old court
Jennings William, cooper
Lewis Elizabth (Mrs.), farmer, Noverings
Lewis Henry, farmer, Swinemoor
Lewis John, Bell, & shopkeeper
Maddox Joseph, farmer, Upper Catleys
Morris Thomas, farmer, Upper mill
Mutlow James, farmer, Gold hill
Mutlow John, farmer, Coal green
Newman Joseph, farmer, Up. Leddon
Orgee Kenlin [Kenelm], beer retailer
Palmer John, farmer, Dog farm
Palmer John, farmer, Towning [Townend?]
Palmer William, farmer, Note house
Phillips Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper & postmistress
Pitt William, farmer, Temple court
Ricketts Thomas, farmer, Helms
Shaw John, beer retailer
Smith Edward, farmer, Catley’s cross
Spencer Edward, farmer, Woodlow
Thomas David, shopkeeper
Treherne Henry, farmer, Upper Catley
Voab [Vobe] William, farmer, Old Country
Welland James, farmer, Nash end
Wood John, farmer, Strangwood, Broad oak
Wood Thomas, farmer, Broad oak

Letters through Ledbury, which is also the nearest money order office

Source: Post Office Directory of Herefordshire. Published 1856.

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