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Somerton, Oxfordshire 1863 Directory

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Somerton 1863 Dutton, Allen & Co Directory listing

SOMERTON is a parish 3 miles S.E.of Deddington, 7 N.W. from Bicester, and 8 N.E. from Woodstock, in the Ploughley hundred, and union of Bicester. There is a Station here, on the Oxford and Birmingham line of the Great Western Railway. The Church is an antique stone edifice, in a mixed style of architecture, and comprises chancel, nave, and aisle, with a tower containing five bells. The benefice is a rectory, value 280 per annum, in the deanery of Bicester, and now held by the Rev. W. H. Price. In this village are Schools for boys and girls: that of the boys was founded by Thomas Fermor, and by his will, dated 1580, was endowed with 10 per annum. The girls' school is benefitted by endowment from the Countess of Jersey. The parish possesses other charities amounting to 2 9s. 6d. per annum. The Earl of Jersey is lord of the manor. Amount of acreage, 1760; population in 1861, 335.

Price Rev W. H. rectory

Traders.
Adams Thomas, shoemaker and shopkeeper
Berridge Isaac, farmer & surveyor
Bonner Joseph, butcher & grazier
Collingridge Jn, Railway Tavern
Godwin John, farmer
Hore John, schoolmaster
Horwood John, farmer & miller
Jennings Hannah Maria, infant schoolmistress
Plumb Elizabeth, (Mrs), school mistress
Plumb Samuel, blacksmith
Pullen John, tailor and gardener
Smith Samuel, farmer
Smith Samuel, farmer
Tanner Edward, carpenter and wheelwright
Townley Chas., baker & shopkeeper
Weaver Daniel, carpenter


Letters through Woodstock

Free School (boys and girls) John Hore, master; Mrs Elizabeth Plumb, mistress; Hannah
Maria Jennings, infant schoolmistress
Carrier To Banbury - Hayward, from Lower Heyford, passes Monday and Thursday


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