Bosbury in
Slater’s Directory of Herefordshire, 1868

[Recorded under the heading of Ledbury; Residents are listed under Ledbury]

BOSBURY is a large parish and village 5 miles from Ledbury and 13 from Hereford. The church of the Holy Trinity restored in 1859, is a plain edifice, detached from the tower; the latter is a massive square building, containing six bells and a clock; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Lord Bishop of Hereford. There is also a national school, and a Wesleyan Chapel in the parish. The population in 1861, 1,090.

POST OFFICE.–Sarah Kendrick, Postmistress. Letters from all parts arrive (from Ledbury) at half-past nine morning, and are dispatched thereto at four afternoon. Nearest money-order office is Ledbury.
Parish Church (Holy Trinity). –Rev. John Edmund Cheese, Vicar.
National Schools –Edwin Peacock, master; Lavinia Peacock, mistress.
Surveyor of Highways. –Charles E. A. Lloyd
Carrier to Bosbury. –James Fidoe, from The Star, [Ledbury] Tuesday
Police Station. –Edwin Harper, constable

Cheese Rev. John Edward
Higgins Rev.Edward, J.P., Bosbury house
Jones Rev. –, The Villa.

Andrews John, farmer, Catley's cross
Andrews William, farmer, Shinn croft
Barrett James, farmer, Staplow
Berry Edward, farmer, New House
Berry William, farmer, Swinmore
Bishop William, grocer
Bosley Thomas senr., farmer, Longacre
Bosley Thomas, farmer, Bentleys
Brazier J.H., Crown Inn
Brook George, shopkeeper, Upleadon
Burrows Alfred Joseph, farmer, Grange
Burrows John E., farmer, the Grange
Caundel Henry, Bell Inn
Chadd Joseph, bootmaker
Chadd William, farmer, Briarcroft
Cope Ann, dressmaker
Cotton Robert, farmer , Hill
Crouch Thomas, miller, Lower mill
Cummings Joseph, farmer, Slatch farm
Dodd James, wheelwright
Drinkwater Edward, farmer
Drinkwater Thomas, farmer, Sugar Croft
Edwards Richard, shopkeeper
Edwards Thomas, farmer, Nelms
Gardiner Joseph, farmer, Paddles
Gardiner Thomas, butcher
Green Thomas, farmer, Upper Catley
Hall John, farmer, Merring’s farm
Hall Thomas, farmer, Longacre
Hiatt Matthew E., farmer, Nashend
Hickman Richard, farmer, Old court
Hodgett John, coal dealer, The Wharf
Jackson Joseph, farmer
Jennings William, cooper
Jones George, beer retailer
Kendrick James, farmer, Hill house
Kendrick William, farmer, Harbour hill
Lloyd Charles E. A., surveyor of roads
Maddox John, farmer, Catley Court
Morris Thomas, farmer, Upper Mill
Mutlow James, farmer, Gold hill
Mutlow Richard, farmer, Coldgreen
Newman Joseph, farmer, Little Upleadon
Orgee Kenelm, beer retailer
Palmer John, farmer, Townsend
Palmer William, farmer, Note house
Parry Thomas, pump maker
Pitt John, farmer, Temple court
Reynolds James, shopkeeper
Shaw John, beer retailer
Shayle George, farmer, Upleadon court
Sirrell Alfred, blacksmith
Smith John, farmer, The Dowdings
Spencer Edward, farmer , Woodlow
Tandy Charles, shopkeeper
Taylor William, farmer, Red castle
Townsend James, blacksmith
Turner Samuel, farmer, Lower house
Vobe William, farmer, Hill park

Source: Slater: National and Commercial Directory and Topography of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Wales, 1868.

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