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White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Essex - 1848

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BULMER, a pleasant village, on an eminence, 2 miles W.S.W. of Sudbury, has in its parish 775 souls and 2705 acres of land, including the small village of Bulmer Tye, on the high road, more than a mile south of the church, and several scattered farm houses, &c.  A small pleasure fair is held at the Tye on Holy Thursday. 

Earl Howe is lord of the principal manors, and owner of a great part of the soil; but Robt. Preston, Esq., is lord of the small manor of Goldingham Hall; and J.H.Powell, Esq., is lord of the manor of Smeeton, or Smeetham Hall.  Caledon Dupr� Alexander, Esq., has a large and handsome seat called Auberies, on the commanding eminence, about half a mile east of the church, built on the site of an ancient mansion, about 40 years ago, by the late Lady Aubery.  The front has an elegant portico, with four fluted pillars, and the house is encompassed by a beautiful and well-wooded park and extensive gardens.  The late C.Greenwood, Esq., purchased this seat, and left it in 1831 to C Hammersley, Esq., who sold it to Colonel Meyrick. 

The Church (St. Andrew,) is a plain antique fabric, with an ivy-mantled tower, containing three bells.  It had a chantry, and was appropriated to Brusyard Abbey. 

The vicarage, valued in K.B. at �8, and in 1831 at �445, with that of Belchamp-Walter annexed to it, is in the patronage of S.M. Raymond, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Oliver Raymond, LL.B., of Middleton, who has here 2a. of glebe, but no parsonage house.  The tithes were commuted in 1844, the vicarial for �330, and the rectorial for �500 per annum.  The latter belong to Capt. Byles.  A school has recently been built here by Mrs. Alexander, and is supported by her.

Alexander Caledon Dupr�, Esq., Auberies

Allen James, baker & shopkpr. Tye

Andrews Rev. Wm. N., M.A. curate

Badham David, Esquire

Chinery Philip, baker, &c. Tye

Clover John Lee, corn miller

Coote Mark, carpenter

Daniels Wm. wheelwright

Darby Wm. beerhouse, Tye

Deal Isaac, shopkeeper & thatcher

Dixey Wm. shoemaker

Emeney James, shoemaker

English George, brick & tile maker

Fergusson Jas. Farm steward. Auberies

Firman Peter, blacksmith, Tye

McNab Thomas, carpenter

Mayes Abraham, vict. Blackbirds

Parssons Wm., vict. Plough, Tye

Pryke Robert, blacksmith

Pung Thos. gent.  ll  Giraud Charles

Upson Mary Ann, schoolmistress

Vickery Edward, gardener



Bird Wm.  ll  Hasell Wm.

Brewster George, Nether Hall

Bridge Joseph, Butlers Hall

Browning Edward, Bulmer Kitching

Firmin John, Goldingham Hall

Spooner Robert, Smeetham Hall

Underwood Amos Tiffen, Tye Corner

Viall John, Clapt�s Farm


[Letters from Sudbury.]


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales...., by John Marius Wilson. circa 1866

BULMER, a parish and a sub-district in the district of Sudbury and county of Essex. The parish lies on the verge of the county, near the river Stour and the Sudbury railway, 2 miles WSW of Sudbury; and has a post-office under Sudbury. Acres, 2,779. Real property, £6,251. Pop., 758. Houses, 170. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Belchamp-Walter, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £445. Patron, S.M. Raymond, Esq. The church is good.

Transcribed by Noel Clark


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